Thank you, Obamacare! Love, Your Newest Victim

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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.

Thanksgiving Roll-Out

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November 20, 2013

Hello, and welcome to my Thanksgiving roll-out.  Since I have already achieved my goal of receiving positive responses to the invitations that I extended earlier in the year, Thanksgiving dinner will be ready on time on Thursday, November 28 at 2pm.

Our turkey hatched in August and I am confident it will be at least 25 lbs. by the due date.

I have hired several chefs to prepare the side dishes.  They have not presented the proposed menu to me as of today due to the fact that I had many rounds of golf to play and, quite frankly, menus are just one of the icky details I should not have to concern myself with.  It is on my desk somewhere awaiting my approval.  One thing I can assure my guests with a 100% degree of certainty is if you want your mashed potatoes, you can keep your mashed potatoes, period.  You will be able to keep your green bean casserole, period.

November 26, 2013

It is clear that the Thanksgiving roll-out has experienced some glitches.  The turkey gained only 10 lbs. and cancellation notices have gone out to those who have been surreptitiously uninvited, leaving them nowhere to go on Thanksgiving.  The sweet potatoes will only be 40% cooked by dinner time and none of the chefs remembered to purchase the ingredients for mashed potatoes.  I was not aware of these glitches directly and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  However, my neighbors are having Thanksgiving dinner as well and this is obviously an attempt to create havoc in our home, which resulted in the aforementioned menu failures.  Former President George W. Bush is also holding a dinner at his home, which has created a potato shortage.  Therefore, it is his fault that there will be no potatoes this year.

November 27, 2013 – 10am

It has come to my attention (again, indirectly) that the directions to our home that were posted online cannot be accessed due to IT errors.  If you require directions, please call 555-555-5555 and talk to my two-year-old niece who has been given minimal training and can refer you to her mother, who knows even less.

November 27, 2013 – Noon

Good news!  We have managed to acquire enough potatoes for dinner tomorrow.  However, we will only offer them between 1 and 1:15pm on Thanksgiving day.  Bad news!  Since there are too many green bean casseroles being served on this day, we will have to drop the casserole from our menu.  This will decrease the cost of our dinner.  If you still wish to have your green bean casserole, our neighbors will be serving it and you must be prepared to be put on their waiting list in order to receive a less-than-adequate helping.

November 27, 2013 – 5pm

We have chosen to ignore the recall of many items by the FDA and will be serving these food items anyway.  We cannot guarantee the security of your health after you have consumed your dinner.  We are not a professional restaurant and are not subject to the rules and regulations set forth by the Health Department in our state.

November 28, 2013 – Thanksgiving Day

We had many chefs working on our dinner.  We were really tired last night and did not get around to checking the final menu until midnight.  Your choices will be limited and not all guests will be able to participate in the actual eating of the dinner.  The majority of you may have to go to the local soup kitchens and partake in the free dinners provided for those in need.  Even though you may not technically qualify for assisted Thanksgiving Dinner, we will find a way for you to enjoy their limited supply of food, even if it means those who truly need it do not get their food.

Again, due to the late collaboration with our chefs, it appears the menu works well when looked at section by section, but does not provide a complete, satisfying meal.  Your dinner will consist of one square inch of turkey and a tablespoon of Stove Top™ stuffing.  We will now have to charge you a fee for this dinner because we did not have enough young, healthy people to assist us in setting the table.

We are looking forward to seeing those of you who were able to find directions to our home and to watching the Lions lose later on.

Katrina