Thursday, June 25, 2015


Yesterday, after having my Obamacare for some months, I finally got around to going to the doctor for the first time in over a decade. Turns out I have high blood pressure, high enough to get me on meds for it right away.

Okay, cool, glad we caught that.

But I just can't help but reflect today, now that the ACA has survived yet another Supreme Court challenge, about what this all means to me personally. If I didn't have health insurance, I wouldn't have gone to the doctor. If I hadn't gone to the doctor, we wouldn't have caught my high blood pressure. Not catching my high blood pressure means that I would have done nothing about it. Not doing anything about it means that my chances of dying increase dramatically.

It's very likely that Obamacare has saved my life. Or, to put it another way, the Republicans want to kill me. Seriously, the Republicans, who opposed the ACA every step of the way, and continue to try to destroy it with every imaginable scheme, LITERALLY WANT TO KILL ME. They want to kill me, and millions of others like me in similar economic situations.

I continue to have big problems with Obamacare. What we really need is some good, old fashioned socialized health care, a system that isn't a massive corporate giveaway to Big Insurance and Big Pharma. I mean, it's a lot of crony capitalism, and I hate it.

But it is saving lives. And one of those lives is mine. So fuck you, Republicans, for wanting to kill me. You can go on all day about how bad you think "socialism" is for the country, even though the ACA doesn't even come close to socialism. But the only alternative you offer is MY DEATH.

So fuck you. I will never, ever, ever, ever support any political point of view advocating my own death. Fuck you all.

I'm glad this made it through the SCOTUS so overwhelmingly. It means I get to live for a few more years.