Just one helicopter flight from our town to Intergris Hospital in Oklahoma City cost 44 thousand dollars. We then had to add in a one week stay on top of that. Think about it, even a short stay– like this one– without insurance would be a large burden for most Americans.
Think about how revolutionary affordable health care is. In Oklahoma, I see only two flaws in the Affordable Health Care Art: Mary Fallin has refused to do her part and the Bill lacks an expansion of Medicare–something that has been around since 1966, that guarantees access to health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older and younger people with disabilities–and Americans love it.
People are also loving ACA.
I registered on the Healthcare.gov website and checked out my tax rebate as well as the plans available. I am going to get the exact plan I already have now for FREE, a savings of more than $225 per month. This is great for someone that is self-employed like me.
Health care costs have been inflated in the US, no doubt; there are several reasons for this– if a person does not know why, well, that’s a shame; there should be no excuse for slackers when there’s the internet right in front of them. But when it comes down to me, a self-employed conservative Capitalist property owning landlord real estate guy, I want to be on the side of the winners. My life and my family’s life are too important in this matter. President Obama’s work on this has been exemplary. It would be folly for me to be on the side of the losers: GOP/Tea Pary/Libertarians.