President Obama spoke to Congress last night about his hopes for a Health Care overhaul. Since I receive my healthcare from the government (US Navy), I have been remiss to discuss it. However, I have considered lately the fact that my daughter will someday be outside of my health insurance umbrella. Depending on when she leaves the house, she will lose our coverage (through TRICARE) by the age of 22.
This presents a sticky situation for Alicia and myself. CF is expensive. I have read many thoughts on health care from CFers and patients dealing with other diseases and find that not only is this true, but that it's a major stress for the familes. I am grateful for my health care, I promise!
I want to host a fairly simple, civil exchange of ideas on this blog today with the hopes that our readers, and their guests, will feel welcome to share ideas and thoughts. No one will be ridiculed (comments that do so will be deleted), so please share honestly your thoughts. Here are some things to consider:
What did you think of President Obama's speech last night? Was it up to snuff or did he leave something lacking?
What do you think about the overall health care delima?
Is a public option the way to go? If so, how would you define it?
Is the status quo acceptable?
Of course you are welcome to discuss something outside of this series of questions, but please remember that this is a discussion, not a debate. And please, above all, tell your friends!
1 year ago