It is clear that the Ego in Chief doesn’t give a rat’s left gonad about the people of this country unless they are about to enter a voting booth. Everything he does is to benefit himself(ie), as evidenced above.
With that said, I am going to engage in a little self-centered conversation for a moment – but, my problem may ultimately affect millions of Americans.
As many of you know, I have Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Anyone with GOOD medical insurance (at least those of you who have not yet received cancellation notices) might know how difficult it is to get an appointment with a Neurologist or other specialist. When I was working and had a “Platinum” plan, I had to wait 3 months for an appointment to confirm the diagnosis my GP gave me after taking an MRI. I also have hypertension that is finally – sort of – under control after years of working with my doctor to find the correct combination of medications.
After losing my job (another story for another time) I could not afford the COBRA plan. Colorado has a program called Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP) and I was able to receive basic care with a small co-pay for a while. I was advised to apply for Supplemental Security Income Disability Insurance and it took 7 years of applying and re-applying before I was finally approved in 2012.
I now live on $710.00 per month plus I am entitled to Medicaid. I cannot get SNAP because I am told I make too much (huh?) or any other assistance from the State. It is not that I WANT the help, but some days I think it would be nice since I worked hard all of my life and contributed to these programs whenever I received a paycheck. I am not working because I cannot work – not because I am some welfare baby who lived my life lying on my ass watching Ellen or Days of our Lives.
Yesterday I got an odd phone call from my pharmacy. It was a robo-call saying that there was a glitch with one of my medications that they were working to clear up. Okay. So, I waited and waited, but never got another call. I intended to pick up my meds today. I have 10 refills left. So, I finally called the pharmacy and they told me they could not refill my hypertension meds because Medicaid dropped it from their covered pharmaceuticals. This medication costs $125.00 a month and there is no generic available. I cannot afford it anymore, but if I stop it without phasing off of it the side effects include stroke , cardiac “event”, fainting – you know, all the fun stuff. I never received a notice from Medicaid and now worry that my other meds may not be covered either. I see many hours on the phone talking to morons in my future.
As of today, according to The Washington Post (I chose a Barry-friendly source so that no one could accuse me of using “flawed” reports from Fox News):
“Approximately 365,000 of those people have purchased private insurance and 803,000 have been determined to be eligible for the public Medicaid program. These numbers count data from both October and November, and show an especially quick growth in HealthCare.gov enrollment.”
EIGHT HUNDRED AND THREE THOUSAND!?!? I can barely get appointments with my doctors now! What is going to happen to all of those disabled, poor, elderly or chronically ill patients who have been on Medicaid due to a real need for years? Are we all going to get pushed aside and left to rot?
I guess, as long as Barry has a hot Danish dignitary to flirt and take selfies with in front of his wife, the American people are not even worth his time giving a shit about…
I will admit that I’m scared and don’t know where to go from here.