The other day I had a short online discussion with someone I didn’t know about Obamacare. I’m going to leave out how rude this kid was — and he was a kid — in defending Obamacare while calling me selfish for not letting the brilliant website have a chance to work before hating the entire concept. He was clearly undereducated on the matter so I didn’t even open up the door to the fact that I couldn’t care less about the website. It’s the law that’s bad. There was no point in going there with this kid. But one thing I noticed before blocking his snarky butt was that his entire argument for the greatness of Obamacare was that it made it easier — and I’m not sure how this is possible — for someone like him, who has what sounds like a very minor pre-existing stomach condition (I know it makes me mean but what immediately went through my head was, “Jesus, quit whining and take some Imodium.” I know I’m a bad person.) to get insured and therefore — shazaam! — Obamacare is the shiznit y’all. I tried to tell him that he was part of a small minority who’ve had that experience and that most are suffering under the new regulation. To no avail. It just kept coming back to him. (But I was the selfish one.) It reminded me of something I had forgotten about a great many of the proponents for socialized anything — “I got mine” is their dirty little secret and, if you argue with them, it usually comes out. And it makes them really mad to be so exposed, especially when the selling point is “affordable healthcare for all!” Anyway, revealing moment. Especially because it took me almost no time at all to be done with him. And that’s different. My patience wanes for rude nonsense. And I’d be lying if I said that bothered me.
Someone who knows a lot more about this stuff than I do says there won’t be a doctor shortage per se as a result of Obamacare. And I take his point. But, no disrespect intended, isn’t decreased access to doctors, for all practical intents and purposes, the same thing? I’m really asking here. Trying to learn…
Hey, maybe they are making a comeback! Hooray!
I think if the Democrats had any sense about them they might start begging those among their ranks — who still want to work with them — who know anything about this region and its culture to assess and begin to address this situation. And I’m 100% positive that’s not Biden. Or Kerry. Or Clinton.
Good advice for being happy. Seems counter intuitive but makes sense it would work.
Speaking of, I want dis.
Entanglement is a concept that excites the ever-living everything out of me.
Fascinating where we come up with our symbols. Even in techie land.
Insect sounds slowed way down sound like a choir. Harmonics. Also an exciting concept.