SUPREME COURT RULES
We normally don’t cover political things on Crunchy Frugalista, but I thought this topic was pretty important. Plus, I wanted to give you, the readers, the opportunity to weigh in on today’s ruling by the Supreme Court.
First off, there are some things I don’t agree with in the law, but overall I am so glad it was upheld today. I don’t agree with the part that requires individuals to carry health care coverage. When my husband and I didn’t have insurance it wasn’t because we were being irresponsible or didn’t want insurance. It was because we couldn’t afford the COBRA payments after he lost his job. It would’ve made us choose between health care or a place for our children to live. So, obviously we decided to give up our insurance.
OBAMACARE PROTECTS KIDS LIKE MY DAUGHTER, BAYLA
Even though I am not fond of that part, it doesn’t trump the parts of the law that I do like. I love the fact that insurance companies can’t drop children from insurance merely because their insurance is getting too expensive. If that were the case, my youngest daughter, Bayla, would be dead.
Bayla has had severe allergy, asthma, and eczema since birth. She is a wonderful, beautiful, intelligent child. Her life has been full of hurt and pain even with the help of doctors and medicine. I couldn’t and won’t even imagine her life without access to health care. If she was to be dropped by her insurance tomorrow, her monthly medical bills for medication alone would reach over $4000! Her dad doesn’t even make that much in wages a month.
COMPASSION FOR FELLOW MAN
I know there is a lot of people saying they don’t want to pay for “those people” assuming that they are mooches off of the system. There ARE people that are mooches, but is it really worth killing kids like my daughter to “punish” those that aren’t willing to support themselves. I would rather pay a little bit higher taxes to help someone in need than to cut off resources all together, but that is just me.
I won’t even get into if it’s right or wrong for someone to get help with health insurance, but I did want to share how my children would be affected if this law wasn’t upheld today so maybe next time you go to speak against it you might just have a little different perspective.
How did you feel when you heard the news that Obamacare was upheld today? Did it change your views on the health care system?
To Read More about this: Check out CNN’s post on the decision.