Government assistance…my ass!
Something is seriously wrong with my country when in the largest city in the United States you can buy two 16oz sodas but not a 24oz soda, simply because someone thinks the 24oz soda will make me fat. Considering that this comes from the same government mentality that says it is wrong for a law abiding citizen to buy a large capacity rifle magazine but gives 20 F-16’s to the muslim brotherhood, one begins to think we are living in some kind of upside down world.
I am sure you are hoping by now that this is not another rant on the system of laws in America, well your half right. This short piece came about because of something that happened to me last Friday. I had an accident and ended up with blisters on my eyes and went to see an eye doctor. While waiting at the clinic I noticed on other doctors office windows signs that said, (we do not accept Medicare patients). While the ophthalmologist was examining my eyes he said I should also try and see a skin doctor but he advised me that that doctor would require a cash payment if I had no medical insurance, because he also did not take Medicare.
I have been hearing for months on the news how more and more doctors are now refusing to see Medicare patients and now I have first hand knowledge that it is indeed a fact. It seems that government paperwork and the amount of money Medicare reimburses the doctors is the cause. So what will happen in 2014 when obama-care goes into full effect. Technically, under obama-care, I have medical coverage with Medicare, but what good is it if no one accepts it?
Many people say I am on a form of federal assistance by taking government money in the form of social security and having medical coverage underwritten by Medicare, I say that is crap. Ever since 1964 when I graduated school and joined the Army I have worked. And a good part of those many decades of paychecks has been taken from me for my ‘old age’ in the form of social security and medicare deductions. I paid for my old age benefits….am I now responsible to pay again because our elected representatives in congress and the senate have stolen that money and used it for something else?
I guess I will soon join the millions of illegal aliens
and just go to the emergency room to see a doctor.