Snaps: the Supreme Court of the United States, Washington D.C., February 2011
Like I said on Twitter today, I very much try to avoid discussing Politics with The Internet.
But, today, we are political. Because like I’ve said before, even though I very much love the blog as an interactive tool and a platform, it’s also a really good way for me to remember stuff that is Important.
To me, This Is Important.
So, feel free to take a break if you can’t handle opposing viewpoints. Because I’m really not interested in serving as some sort of support group for people who wish that the Affordable Care Act would have been struck down.
I’m just not.
That’s what Facebook is for.
Marcus and I are fortunate to live a life that is incredibly blessed. While we are both on his employer’s insurance plan, we are able to get insurance coverage through my employer as well. And we are well-off enough that finances have never been and (God Willing) will never be a worry.
So if you want to look at it from that perspective: Insured and Well-Off, there are a lot of ways that the Affordable Care Act doesn’t really benefit us and a lot of ways that our lives, health insurance-wise, will likely look largely the same.
Except for free Birth Control. Can I get an Amen from anyone in the room? That’s $180/year I can take to the bank right there.
And there are probably a lot of ways that the Affordable Care Act will NEVER benefit us in comparison to the 50 million Americans who are currently uninsured.
This isn’t about freedom or choices or convenient equality. This is about the fact that Democracy, Our Country, America, only works when we pull together as a team.
It’s about the selfish fact that if I’m going to live in a country where all of the crazy that has happened over the last two years has taken place, then you sure-as-heck had better believe that I’m going to live in a country where there are no obstacles to seeking medical care, whether it’s because you are old, poor, unemployed, or were born sick.
And no, there are no “buts” here. This is The Right Thing To Do.
And, it’s still Cocktail Week. So fear not for a parched throat with Megan’s Raging Aztec Frappe, Allison’s Peach Pie Prosecco “Palmer”, Allison’s Radler, Carrie’s Raspberry Thyme Tom Collins. Kirsten’s Traverse City Cherry Mojitos, Lauren’s Paloma, Katie’s Watermelon Mojo, Madelyn’s Peach Bellini and (take a breather party-people) Madeline’s Blueberry Smash.
p.s. Head on over to Megan’s blog to enter her giveaway for a real, live KitchenAid blender! This week is kind of a big deal.