Wednesday, August 03, 2016
I don't get it, I know five people who are planning to vote for Donald Trump, one is retired and the other four are unemployed and three of them do not have health insurance. All of them are benefiting more from government programs and services than they are contributing. All of them would be worse off with smaller government - none would benefit from lower taxes - because none of them earn enough money to owe any taxes.
All of them rant about the evils of Obama care. The bottom line is they are disappointed that health care reform didn't result in them having health insurance coverage. They want to repeal the affordable care act - doing so won't result in them gaining health insurance coverage. What they really wanted, was free health coverage, universal health care, a national health care program. Two of the three have significant health issues, they really need coverage. If they have a life threatening illness - they get treated and billed for care, bills they will likely never pay . If an illness is not life threatening, they only get the care they can pay for out of pocket.
One is constantly being told by her doctor that if she will pay for $5,000 in tests, he can likely treat her more effectively, her illness is not life threatening, and she can't pay, so she gets narcotics instead of diagnosis and treatment. Her lack of insurance is resulting in bad-medical care for a chronic and painful condition that no one is really sure of the cause of. She is so fucked up from the pain pills that she can't hold a job long enough to get insurance and a proper diagnosis. And she is one of the most vocal in her opposition to evils of Obama care, and Hilary. Maybe the drugs have clouded her mind so much that she can't realize that she is voting against her own best interest. All of them need to look at, and think about the hate and bigotry they intend to vote in favor of.