MY BELIEF WHY OBAMACARE IS AS IMPORTANT AS SUNSHINE
SANDY'S LIGHTHOUSE EDITION
As you know January 1st is the official start of The Affordable Care Act - more widely "known" as Obamacare. This Act has stirred up unbelievable controversy. I hear statements that it's a death panel that would decide whether or not the seriously ill elderly would be allowed to live. Some feel it is unconstitutional. Some feel it will do irreparable harm to our state. When this Act was challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court-the Justices did not agree. And, I am so very grateful for that decision. I believe Obamacare is as important as Sunshine.
As we move into 2014, more and more citizens will learn of the benefits of Obamacare as these benefits increase. In the coming months there is going to be a heavily stated effort in Congress to defund Obamacare. I feel it will be impossible to do because this level of ignorance is gradually decreasing.
As a single parent - also disabled, I am very grateful that healthcare reform is in place. I understand the fears of now being required to carry your own healthcare. Wondering "how am I going to pay for this"? There are programs in place to help if qualified. I really think this is long over due. When you look at the big picture - your future is more secure. We have better security to get the healthcare we need; We can sleep at night knowing our children will have access to the healthcare they require and get the education to be our future; That men, women and children will receive or continue the treatments needed with a pre-existing condition. Today, some are not suffering or have not died because of Obamacare! This program will allow us to thrive and grow in so many ways.
I can safely say this act has forced us to look at our futures and consider the issue of future healthcare reform, not just on the state level but on the national level as well. I believe for generations to come - Americans will understand how we gain strength in change.
We need SUNSHINE to thrive – we need OBAMACARE to thrive.
This solely represents my views.
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