As Congress convenes this Wednesday, the one main priority on the agenda by the GOP is repealing Obama’s health care legislation. Personally, being disabled myself, government health care plans never work. The words are all out there and the paperwork looks and sounds fine, but when you get down to the coverage, ” it stinks.” Stinks, because most of what the government proclaims will help, does not, except, to disappoint the individual said to be covered by these government plans. As someone who became totally disabled two years ago, I am deeply ashamed to even tell people that I receive government health care. Why? Because each time I have been to a “provider,” (of course one the government approves of), they do their job but in the end, none of the treatments or medications I am given, “qualify” for said help. As a veteran, I don’t even bother going to the VA anymore, as this system is a joke. Ask any veteran. I got the approval to go see my own doctor under the provisions, “told” that those costs would be covered under VA care, only to find out later that they decided that they were not going to pay for all of it. Being on a fixed income, the bill ran close to a thousand dollars, “I” have had to pay over the years. And it was not the first time this has happened.
Now, on disability and Medicaid too, I have gotten more rejections than acceptance when I go to the Pharmacy over medicines, that I simply throw the doctors prescriptions in the trash when he hands them to me. Democrats have always been good with words which do not help people with health problems. I am sure that over the course of the last two years, all the letters I have written to my Congressman have hit first base. Like I told him, it makes no sense to pass legislation full of promises that are constantly rejected when it comes down to paying the costs. This legislation by this Administration is nothing but a bunch of hot air on paper and I am only, but one example of a system that is broken. To lift up people’s hopes by lying to each Americans that we will be able to count on the government for our health care needs, is a cruel fallacy. To date these legislators “still” can not fix the VA system and all it’s problems, much less promise that in the near future they will help with plans for the poor. Veterans and the poor have been around forever, and the biggest examples of government disappointments. To vow that the government will help “everyone” in the future, is about as empty a promise as the past has been for all those who have experienced government health care programs. Repealing this legislation will make no difference to us, for after all, to change health care does not involve a lot of meaningless words, but a lot of “action.” Action, to allow proper treatment and medications to those who need them, who now, have to pay for them out of their own pockets with what meager checks we are made to live on.