Tuesday, March 7, 2017

So... I've Lost My Mind

Politicians say stupid things all the time and do stupid things all the time... but the repeal and replacement of the ACA is a disaster the day it gets announced and the way politicians have handled it... is what I call, really dangerous. 

My Choice for Fail of the Day is:

U.S. Congressman Jason Chaffetz (Visit his site of pain here)

Chaffetz decided to say, on CNN that people should buy healthcare instead of iphones, that they should make tough choices and be self sufficient.  

This was my Response...

Now I will be honest, I tweeted like four or five more that broke down a year of my family's health plan was only about 26 iphones, that a visit to a specialist was only about one iphone, and that you too could go to the ER for the cost of simply 3-5 iphones.

Healthcare is not that simple, its not simply 700.00 you drop once every few years, its a consistent cost, an extra burden for millions of people who cannot afford it. Unlike an iphone though, unlike spending 700 on something you don't need.... if you don't have the money to go to the hospital or the doctor or to pay for your medication... you could die.

Its not that trivial and for an elected representative to be so callous and disjointed.... unattached or unknowing about what it is like to live in poverty or live with a disease is not stupid, its dangerous.

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