Obamacare


Affordable Care Act…

Obama Touts Health Care Victory, New Iraqi Ele...
Obama Touts Health Care Victory,  (Photo credit: Talk Radio News Service)

Is it really, affordable?  Actually the cost increases significantly, and it is mandatory obligation.  Obamacare has already cost me $400 (my only income is my SSDI direct deposit of $1023 per month) for not taking it.  That’s even though I got my paperwork in stating that I did not want medicare; I was told and always the day before my deposit would be made (so there was no time for straightening the matter out before more monies had been deducted) that it would be better to hang onto it because health care insurance would be mandatory under Obamacare.  That person thought I would be better off to keep it without knowing my situation. 

I have only been to the doctor twice in the past six years and both times were because the social worker thought I should go in for a checkup and not because I was feeling poorly.   I was the recipient of housing assistance at the time and though I never asked for it, automatically Medicaid was provided because of being poor.  

As I mentioned to the “Powers that be,” at the local Social Security Administration…I am a healthy individual who happens to be disabled.  It is rare that I need a doctor, so why should I be required to pay $100 per month for something I may never use?  Besides, if I go a year

English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Prot...
English: Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

without Medicare I will qualify for Minnesota Care.  Their insurance is an affordable amount as one restaurant worker said, “It only costs me $25 per month.”

However, those people in charge at the St. Paul Office told me that, “If you are eligible for Medicare, you will have to take that.  You are not eligible for Minnesota Care if you are eligible for Medicare.”

It took countless phone calls,  two trips downtown to their local office and cost me $400 of which I will not be reimbursed, but finally my persistence took care of the mess.  Since when is it the government’s business to say what a person should or shouldn’t do with their money, or what is right or wrong in a person’s life?

Family Premiums Up $1,975 Since Obamacare Passed, But Obama Touts $100 Rebates

July 19, 2013 – 9:30 AM

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Family Premiums Up $1,975 Since Obamacare Passed, But Obama Touts $100 Rebates – See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/family-premiums-1975-obamacare-passed-obama-touts-100-rebates#sthash.w28jM0Xs.dpuf

Steve Richie

Hi folks, Two lives in one lifetime. The first me, lived to age thirty-four. That Steve was overly confident and oozing with pride. Then, on a record heat-setting day (107º) here in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and western Wisconsin, a one car near-fatal wreck left me in a two-month long coma. I emerged much as I was before minus certain physical capabilities, but my mind seemed mostly in tact. The crash and its effects did not change me (I emerged a happy individual) but the deeds perpetrated against me in the ensuing months from my wife of sixteen years scared and humbled me as I was dragged down with nothing left by my wife who now had guardianship over all of our accounts. And neither would she allow me to see our kids. She took everything out of, "Our" names and changed them to her name only; then would not allow me to our home and divorced me. I was angry, but no more. I spent half of 1988 and more than half of 1989 in hospitals, nursing homes and a three month stint at a head-injury rehab center where I was being taught how to re-enter society as this different person, that I didn't know. I was not able to return to my previous line of work, a self-employed decorator, you know, painting and paperhanging. It was a physical job which required much dexterity, finesse, and a good grasp of numbers. I returned to the beginning, school, but on a community college level. One of the instructor's liked my writing and I began focusing my attention on that. I attended classes at, "The Loft," A Place for Writers in Minneapolis. While there, a classmate of mine was having her friend from New York, a CBS executive, to her home for the holidays and asked me if she could do a critique on a couple chapters of a book I was writing, "A Day I'll Never Remember" and I obliged. When she returned to class the following Monday she told me that the exec wanted a ten-page synopsis of the book for a possible movie; I was excited. After obliging for that also, I never saw or heard from her or the guy from CBS. Next thing I knew I was watching a movie called, "Regarding Henry" starring Harrison Ford and the scenes of therapy were exactly like what I went through and had written about. Regarding Henry - could've been my story except that, "Henry" got his head injury from a gunshot and his wife stayed with him throughout the ordeal. Coincidence I'm sure, though, the therapy scenes entailed what I described in the book so I always wondered..... My hope, my dream is to bolster our income for my daughter and for myself. I am and have been raising this beautiful, talented little girl who was diagnosed with autism at age two, since 2006 singlehandedly. I divorced her mother the same year following complaints that I spent too much time with our daughter. However, Stephanie began school with no need for special education. She has been reading since age four and understanding what she'd read. Stephanie maintains straight "A's" on her report card, has published two books (through school) and has been selected as an, "Honors" student for seventh grade English. My ex moved to New York to be closer to her sister and has been remarried now for a number of years. Well, that's only a snippet of my sixty-one years and I would like to thank you for reading, thank you.

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