The President's weekly address once again talks about Health Care. This week he points out the numbers of people who have lost their insurance, 17,000 a day... in the last year.
In this week’s address, President Barack Obama highlighted a new report from the Treasury Department that found that about half of all Americans under 65 will lose their health coverage at some point over the next ten years. The report also found that Americans under 21 have more than a 50-percent chance of going uninsured at some point in that time. And more than one-third of Americans will go without coverage for longer than one year. The full Treasury report can be viewed HERE.
He also calls out the republicans again. I thought this was great.. "So if you’re willing to put country before party and the interests of our children above our own; if you refuse to settle for a politics where scoring points is more important than solving problems; and if you believe, as I do, that America can still come together to do great things – then join us. Give us your help. And we will finally get health insurance reform done this year."
Even with insurance, or Medicare, you still fear going to the hospital or doctor, because you don't know how much it will cost you in copays and extras. I have Medicare and even though they pay pretty well, I still have to pay quite a bit.. I had a colonoscopy done and it still cost me $175.00 over what the insurance covered.. That's just crazy.
Plus my meds are now in the donut hole area and I am paying for them now.. thank goodness I don't pay a lot, but I am paying for them now, even the generics are costing me. So, I for one am glad the President made a deal with big Pharma and got them to sit down and hopefully get an arrangement to bring down our drug prices for Medicare D.. that would just be wonderful for me.
But, yeah, bitch at the President for trying to get everyone at the table talking.. that's what needs to be done. No wonder the democrats can't get anything done.. they are too busy shooting themselves in the feet to concentrate on the big picture..