I have got a bone to pick with you world.
On November 18th Congressman Steve Daines asked people on Facebook to share how Obamacare was affecting them. For my readers that have been with me since day one, you know that this particular policy is a hot topic for me, it is essentially what catapulted me into the blog world. The ACA forced me to have my voice heard, and my senators refused to hear it so I gladly share my story with anyone who asks on any platform available.
I do not think that Facebook is the proper place for long narratives, and “brevity is the soul of wit” something I have yet to master. When my congressman asked for this information from his constituents I was brief.
I simply said: Mike Theonlyone My wife who had cancer and beat it, was never denied coverage before or after, and now will lose her coverage in 2015 due to this law.
The next comment, called me out, basically saying that was lying, without saying I was lying.
Rob Gregoire Mike – I’m sure you aren’t lying, just leaving out the part about her (and all high risk people) being able to buy a more comprehensive plan for less money.
Now I can say these two things with 100 percent assurance: The ACA did not provide my wife a cheaper option. Even if it is indeed more comprehensive (it in my opinion is not because it limits accessibility to doctors in different networks, something people with major illnesses need often) she did not need a more comprehensive plan. What she had worked for her.
I was happy to see some people come to my defense and call Rob out for his malice and assumptions towards me. That does not negate the fact that this man knowing nothing of me beyond what he may have gleaned from my public Facebook, assumed I was a liar and had some agenda. My only agenda is to be heard, and to help others be heard also. I know there are some dirty lowlifes out there that would lie about illness, but come on, who lies about a family member having cancer.
For those who love science, medicine, gross stuff, or just demand proof, here is a picture of the tumor that was removed from my wife.