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Obama let down all of us when he didn't endorse single payer healthcare last night.
Years ago my family (we have 3 kids) was on the oregon health plan. My husband had a debilitating medical problem. Luckily we were able to get by during his recovery period. He had surgery and we used food stamps and TANF (temporary assistance for needy families).
Now he is working for a local portland company, they provide insurance, and he makes over the average income for the portland area. However we pay more than 12,000 dollars in medical bills a year. His employer requires that he pays for each dependent and our health insurance only pays a certain amount of each doctor's bill. All of this adds up with 3 kids.
When we had OHP we had to go to the clinic that was assigned to us, it was out of the way and we had to wait to see a doctor. However when my daughter broke her leg, it didn't break the bank! We could go to the specialist and get the tests with out having to think twice.
I would love to be inconvenienced now and then, if it meant universal health care!
Single Payer should be a human right in America, like good drinkable water, it is good for the whole if we are all healthy!
posted 3 years, 9 months ago
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