Florida congressman Alan Grayson.

Florida congressman Alan Grayson. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We have Alan Grayson to thank for reading all the fine print in healthcare insurance plans and explaining their essence in two sentences.

“Don’t get sick. If you do, die quickly,” (or go bankrupt).

That is GOPcare in a nutshell. Obamacare is a step in the right direction. It is a COMPROMISE between what we have had, GOPcare, and what I believe is the ideal, Medicare for all. If the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is flawed, and it is, it is because it is a COMPROMISE, and compromises never satisfy everyone.

Supporters of GOPcare claim that we have the best healthcare system in the world, and I suppose we do if you can afford it. Most of us cannot. My wife was born and bred in Canada and her relatives still live there and are much more satisfied with the care they receive at little cost than we are with the care we receive at a much greater cost. Of course, they and we represent the low-end of the income scale. If we were a part of the 1% and could afford the best in healthcare, our reactions to Obamacare and Canadian medicine might be different.

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  1. Actually, in states that are accepting the Medicaid expansion you are factually incorrect. I work at a minimum wage job and already half the workers have received notices from DHS that they qualify for fully-subsidized insurance in the exchanges because the gov’t already has their income numbers due to them being on SNAP. These are people that had no insurance beforehand, qualified for no government healthcare assistance beforehand, and had absolutely no way to afford any sort of healthcare at all. And they will all now be able to receive health care when they need it. For that alone, I applaud Obamacare. We should rightfully be judged by how we treat the weakest among us … and the GOP has consistently shown that it only treats such folk with scorn and disdain. – – – Updated – – – Not only is nobody exempt at all, but Congressmembers and their staffs are not even allowed to keep their current insurance (like every other American can) but MUST participate in the new insurance exchanges.

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