Thursday, June 28, 2012

Friday Confessions

Get ready and hold on to your hat, because I have some confessing to do! Link up with Mamarazzi!

I confess...
I had a diagnostic procedure scheduled for yesterday, but I cancelled it Wednesday because of the cost.  I was shocked when the outpatient clinic told me how much MY PORTION was going to cost.  Over a thousand dollars!  And that didn't include the doctor's fee which I already paid.  That means, they are charging my insurance company over ten thousand dollars for the procedure.  But... get this... if I were paying cash, they would only charge $3,600.  That is insane!  The insurance company "allows" them to charge $10K.  That doesn't mean they should!  They are overcharging the insurance companies, and we, the consumers, pay for that in higher premiums and higher deductibles.

I confess...
I was shocked and saddened when the Supreme Court upheld parts of Obamacare "because it is  a tax."  Didn't President Obama say in an interview last year that it wasn't a tax?  And dont' taxes require an amendment to the constitution?  (The answer is yes, they do.)  What about "No taxation without representation?"

I confess...
I was appalled that our President and Congress are not subject to participation in Obamacare.  It won't affect them at all.

I confess...
I am horrified at how Obamacare is going to negatively affect our seniors in both cost and the lack of availability of services.

And I confess...
I'm going to get over it eventually... by crafting!  I was bit by the crafting bug, so I have my wood, ceramics, paint, and scrapbooking stuff to do.

5 comments:

becca said...

politics elude me but i swear our nation is sinking quickly

jen said...

our current health care system needs to change, as is obvious from your first statement.

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

This whole subject just makes my blood boil!!!!!

Aubrey S. said...

As an insurance professional, I could go on and on and on about this subject, but I'm not at work right now. Let's just hope that someone makes someone see what this is going to cost the average American (not the uber-rich and not the uber-poor).

Latree said...

wow that shocks...

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