Tuesday, January 3, 2012

"I Am Obamacare"

"Obamacare" is a derisive term among the right. While I wish Obama had fought harder for a public option, I can't forget the fact that every Republican presidential candidate vows to repeal health care reform. Whatever its limitations, the president's legislation continues to have a beneficial impact on real people. That includes those who were not covered due to "pre-existing conditions." This woman powerfully tells her story with her sign:


6 comments:

:: miss m :: said...

Thank you for sharing my picture and story. It's amazing something I put on my blog months ago has made such an impact and gone viral all over the web.

-Miss M. Turner
http://www.giveneyestosee.com/blog

Jeff Tone said...

You're quite welcome, Miss M.! Your story is quite compelling. Thank you for your powerful testimony. Please let me know how you're doing.

:: miss m :: said...

I'm doing well. About 3 months post-op right now. Doing good but still definitely aware of the fact I'm healing. (Sore, aches, stamina isn't there yet, etc.) Hysterectomies are a full year for 100% recovery so I keep having to remind myself to slow down and try not to do everything all at once. :)

But I got my clean bill of health at my 6 week appointment in November so having to stop and rest now-and-then isn't too much to ask for being healthy!

Jeff Tone said...

I'm glad to hear it. All the best to you.

Billn2theFray said...

Wonderful! It's how it should be. My best to you, miss m going forward.

Michael The Molar Maven said...

Wow! I'm impressed. In a country as wealthy and as advanced as we claim we are necessary health care should be a right, not a privilege.(I hope I spelled that correctly.) A big mistake was made years ago when society tied health care to employment. Nobody anticipated Baumol's Cost Disease (look it up). It was inevitable that health care inflation, which, upon deeper analysis, could have been predicted to fly past the general rate, would become cost prohibitive to all but the largest of employers. My solution is a one-sentence answer - Medicare for everybody. And I believe Miss Turner's story supports my position.