What I loved about McMorris-Rogers statement “Republicans believe that health care choices should be yours, not the government” is that she said that on the day the house voted for an anti-abortion law making it even more difficult for women to make an already difficult choice given their individual circumstance. I read the republican’s version of their own health care law and what I found to be worrisome is that it does away with many of the safeguards built into the Affordable Care Act against having too little insurance, building your own health insurance plan based on what you think you need, given the complex system already in place between hospitals, medical providers and insurance companies, is putting all of the onus on the consumer and since the majority of the plans are for the family saying that I don’t want to be covered for prostate health because I’m a woman however my husband needs it, how does one separate out the premiums, it doesn’t make sense to me. What I appreciate about the ACA is that it gives the states the options of pursuing their own ideas and I am so excited about Vermont, I hope that their foray into single payer is successful. President Obama’s tenacity in driving through the ACA may well lead us into becoming a single payer nation after all, it may be zig-zaggy, but hopefully, we will join the rest of the world in recognizing health care as a right and not a privilege.
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