February 12, 2012

My arthritis has made me feel so conflicted politically. I have always been conservative, both fiscally and socially. The presidential primary candidates are currently slamming Obama's healthcare plan. Don't get me wrong, I was angry about national healthcare. I don't want America to turn into Europe. I want continued and easy access to my arthritis meds and my rheumatologist. My friends in Great Britain don't have that. However, I want to never lose access to my private health insurance. My disease costs about $30,000 a year to treat. If something were to happen to my husband and he were unable to work we would lose our insurance and no company would take us on because of Maddie's and my pre-existing conditions. Under Obama's plan insurance companies have to allow pre-existing conditions which means as a self-employeed person I can always buy insurance despite my arthritis. So here's my dilemma...
1. I despise the idea that we're heading toward socialized medicine and I believe we're being fiscally irresponsible assuming more debt to pay for it. 
2. I want assurance that I'll always be able to purchase private health insurance that will cover my arthritis meds.

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