Today, I signed up for a health insurance policy via healthcare.gov. I saved $150 before the tax credit. The savings are due to the fact that I no longer have to pay for maternity coverage. Which if you recall, I said years back was ridiculous. Notice I said I saved before the tax credit. With the tax credit, I save in total roughly $250. It’s sick. I now pay more for cable (if I had it) than my fertile uterus. Woohoo! And, that’s why I took the walk of shame and voted for President Obama in 2012. He said he would pass this healthcare thingy, and I laughingly said if he did, I would vote for him. He did, I kept my promise and now he kept his.
To my fellow Republicans, I have this to say, fuck off. This isn’t about politics. This is about doing the right thing. I have never gone a day without an insurance card. Not everyone can say that. We have citizens in this country who only go to a doctor when there is an emergency. We can do better, we should do better and today we have.