Dear Mr. President:
Unfortunately, I’ve run into a bit of a health snag. I’m hoping it’s nothing too serious, although cancer is a possibility. We won’t know for sure until Aug 2.
I’m writing you on this summer evening because I’m extremely upset about the back and forth BS with the healthcare bill.
Today, I witnessed how terrible Obamacare is and truth be told, I have had it with the GOP.
I pay roughly $1,500 per month for health insurance that absolutely sucks. My deductible is off the charts expensive and my choices in getting good care are minimal. For example, I drove two hours today to see a doctor who I have used for ten years. He is a specialist, and highly regarded as one of the best on Long Island.
When he saw me today he noticed that my chart read “Self-Pay.” Obviously, I have insurance, but he doesn’t take it because the plan sucks! I pay $1,500 for what? Cracker Jacks Obamacare, that’s what.
The doctor explained that the procedure I need will cost me thousands of dollars, and that’s AFTER he gives me the “no insurance” discount.
“Dennis, you passed no less than 40 specialists on your way here, I can refer you to someone who takes your insurance,” he said. I replied, “If I had the flu then I’d take you up on the offer, but this isn’t the flu. I want you at the helm and so I will pay the bill out of pocket.”
Fortunately, I have the money saved to cover this procedure, but if the news is bad on Aug 2 then I am screwed. As he told me in the office, “If it turns out to be cancer, Dennis, you will have to see someone who accepts your insurance.”
So, I guess I have to pray not to have cancer, not only because that would sorta suck in general, but because I’d have to ditch the doctor I trust. What kind of BS is this? I pay $18,000 per year and I can’t get the doctor I want and need? Nonsense!
I am sick and tired of the GOP’s sound bites on Fox News. The American people deserve better than the lame, drawn out nonsense going on with the repeal and replace. Draft something that works and be done with it already. This is not rocket science.
You know what I want? I want the insurance you and the members of congress receive. Why am I, and my fellow Americans not entitled to such a plan? Why are we “less than” a member of congress or the White House staff? Why do you all get the great insurance and we get the crappy stuff?
Perhaps I sound a bit agitated. If so, I don’t care and I will not apologize. Truth is, the American people gave the Republicans everything they asked for: the White House, the Supreme Court, and the Congress. Meanwhile, we get nothing in return.
I cringe thinking of the poor soul who doesn’t have enough money saved to get a procedure done by the doctor he or she trusts.
The back and forth with these bills is criminal.
Let me tell you something for damn sure. If I were an elected official this sort of thing would never happen. Whether I was a senator, representative or the president, I would be keeping all of my DC colleagues accountable night and day. They’d fear my ass something terrible.
Do me a favor, will you please? Just consider this small little request. By now every American knows CNN, MSNBC, the NY TIMES and the Washington Post are fake news. Instead of using Twitter to call them out again this week, how about a few tweets that list every member of the GOP who stalls a vote, or who tries to toss pork inside a bill. Call them out so we can vote them out.
Dennis Michael Lynch
P.S. Congrats on Kate’s Law. That’s a big win.
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