March 21, 2010

Brave New World

Since I am now responsible for supplementing your healthcare, I hereby mandate that every single one of you stop smoking, drinking, eating fast food, start exercising for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, preferably circuit training of some sort, get at least 8 hours of sleep a night, and work in low-stress environments.

Yeah, okay. Sarcastic. Sort of. But this is especially scary to someone like me who was born with physical defects. Or is severely ill or injured. After all, we know what the government's track record with the handicapped is.


***FYI, just found out that Tricare is not considered an "approved" health care provider under this new bill. So we'd all have to shop for and pay for additional "approved" coverage or face the penalties, including possible jail time, from the IRS - just like everyone else.
Big HUGE thanks to all of you who supported this. Nice work.

12 comments:

  1. Oh snap. (Dated, I know.)
    I didn't realize it was the 5th anniversary of that. What ominous foreboding that little coincidence holds.

    Honestly, I want so badly to rant and rave and huff and puff about this healthcare bill being passed. And I SERIOUSLY want to beat some of my more left-leaning friends who are cheering for today over the head with reality bat. But I'm refraining for the moment. I suppose reality will hit soon enough when they start losing cold hard cash over the thing. Or any of the worse ramifications.

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  2. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?! I hate him. Hate. Hate. HATE.

    Ok, sorry. That was a little much. But I do.

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  3. Hey Jaci, I was just googling stuff about this new crap, and found this
    http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=58412
    It says Tricare will stay the same. Where did you say it wont? I'm really interested in this.

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  4. I feel a little ridiculous saying this because I usually keep tabs on these sorts of things, but if we have coverage right now, we don't have to choose something else right? I thought the bill was just for people who don't have coverage right now... We don't have cable right now, so I can't watch the news, but I'm going Googling!

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  5. I believe that it is too early to judge anything. That's all I have to say.

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  6. i have been avoiding the news channels because of this crap. my blood pressure is through the roof just thinking about it.

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  7. I agree with Stefanie, I'm holding out an opinion as of yet.

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  8. "Although the health care legislation passed by the House explicitly exempted TRICARE from being affected, the Senate bill did not. Unfortunately, the parliamentary rules of tof the reconciliation process did not allow for the inclusion of language that specficially protects these programs." -- Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO)

    http://www.gop.gov/blog/10/03/20/democrats-plan-will-not-protect

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  9. I think the biggest problem I have right now is feeling like the prayers of thousands of faithful, pro-life Christians were just ignored by God, while the "prayers" of people like wretched Nancy Pelosi were seemingly answered. I need someone to explain that to me...

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  10. I'd just like to say I'm a huge fan of your blog. So allow me to respectfully disagree with you. I did not think Tricare would be at all affected. Where did you hear that? I highly doubt they would make every member of the armed services, and the federal govt for that matter, find extra healthcare. Tricare is government healthcare! I'm confused by that comment, but maybe I just hadn't heard it before so I'm in the dark.
    Additionally, as someone who very well may be diagnosed with an auto-immune disease in a few years (family history), I'd just like to say that your comment about government coverage for disabled people is a little off-point. I, and you, will now never be denied healthcare on the basis that we have pre-existing conditions. As a recent college grad struggling to find affordable healthcare, that was a small victory for me. It's not a perfect bill. In fact, it may have more problems than not, but I'd like to think that some people's futures might be a little brighter for it.
    But that's just my humble opinion. :)

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  11. I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't include TriCare...it's the government, when have they ran anything that went well???

    Have you been to the post office or dmv lately?

    I hope TriCare remains intact as is (mostly because I'm jsut figuring it out) but I think alot of things are going to change and many if not most will not be for the better

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