We are the only privileged nation who allows insurance companies to make a profit off of our sick bodies and demonize those of us – ALL OF US – who need healthcare. Because after all, all of us will need healthcare, whether it’s at the beginning, middle or end of our lives.
Note: Seema Verma is President Trump’s nominee to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the United States.
I’m a Registered Nurse who works in Boston, Massachusetts. I have witnessed first-hand what it is like for people to go without insurance, to delay preventive health screening only to find out that cancer is a far more expensive problem.
There are not a lot of things that make my proverbial blood boil, but reducing access to preventive healthcare, including maternity benefits, does. It makes me so angry I can’t see straight.
Look, I get it. Health care is expensive. Someone has to pay for it. But everyone bears the burden of an unhealthy society and while the Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care) was not perfect, it began to put some policies in place that have been needed for a long time.
I come to this not from…
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