I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama
that came from taxes I paid.
Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.
I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!
Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.
#gonna need obamacare to afford treatment for that burn jackass
what the fuck is wrong with Americans who aren’t on board with free healthcare. I’m Canadian and I don’t care that I pay extra taxes so a little boy in Alberta can have open heart surgery, or an elderly man in Nova Scotia can get the heart medication he desperately needs. It’s called taking care of your people. I’m glad I pay so that people can have a good quality of life. It’s called being a decent fucking human being.
Because it’s not a fair system. The ACA will help a lot of people, yes, however in states that did not expand Medicaid there are many that are falling through the cracks.
About a quarter of the U.S. population are considered “working poor.” Those with jobs that don’t provide health insurance and who fall at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty line (FPL) are the most likely to miss out.
Obamacare guidelines allow for a person under the age of 65 who makes less than 138 percent of the FPL to receive Medicaid benefits, instead of buying private insurance. That translates to $15,857 for a single person without dependents or $32,500 for a family of four.
Beginning Jan. 1, in the states that chose to expand Medicaid, people making up to 133 percent of the FPL—about $29,700 for a family of four—will be able to receive Medicaid benefits. Those earning between 100 percent and 138 percent may be eligible for insurance exchange subsidies.
Those over the age of 65 will be automatically covered by Medicare and won’t need to do anything different under the new exchanges.
But 28 percent of Americans earn less than 138 percent of the FPL, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. Without state expansion of Medicaid, many poor patients will remain in the hands of community centers and other health organizations that are historically strapped for resources. (healthline.com)
Also, because Canadian doctors, hospitals, and primary care offices only have to deal with one single federal insurance company the costs that have to be covered by the insurance are lower than in America. An MRI that costs, on average, $1,200 in the United States comes in at $824 north of the border. It also has to do with lower administrative costs: A 2010 Health Affairs studyfound that doctors in Ontario, a Canadian province, spent $22,205 each year dealing with the single-payer agency, compared to the $82,975 American doctors spend dealing with private insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid. (washingtonpost.com)
In summation, there is a SHITton of reform that has to happen to the American Healthcare system before it could even hope to become functional, affordable, and available to everyone. I also note that many Americans are opposed to government funding because our national debt has become so high. Honestly, I think we need to be rethinking the ways that we are doing everything in this country.