Republican Xenophobia Will Kill Thousands
I will be one of them.
As October 1 2013 approaches, time is running out for the neo-Dixiecrats that have hijacked the Republican party to stop playing Russian-roulette-by-proxy with the lives of thousands of Americans.
I live in Florida. It's one of the 21 states that have not yet voted to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Because of that, the (non-partisan) Kaiser Family Foundation calculator indicates that I am not eligible for subsides under the ACA as I make too little income.
No, I don't have a terminal illness.
But it's guaranteed that eventually I will.
And at 58, I'm too young for Medicare and too old to get a job with benefits.
(I'm also too intolerant of workplace intolerance to keep a job. But that's another story.)
The truth is, I don't know if I have a serious illness; I can't afford to find out. It wouldn't do me any good to know anyhow.
I've calculated that I would have to sell my house and everything I own just to afford the numerous tests required to zero in on a diagnosis. If my family sold everything they own, it would still not be nearly enough to afford sufficient treatment to have any real hope for a cure.
The Neo-Dixiecrat-Republicans have proven ad-nauseam their single-minded obsession to kill all things Obama. Unlimited collateral casualties are clearly more than acceptable.
All Republican legislators, state or federal, regardless of their personal and professional judgement, are now completely captive and subservient to the Neo-Dixiecrat-Republicans. Even if they honestly believe and communicate thoughtful, moderate views while campaigning, they are forced into submission to the party leadership upon taking office.
So, my life probably, literally, depends on the 2014 and 2016 elections.
If sanity is restored by overwhelming victories for Democrat, Libertarian, Independent, or any other non-Republican candidate... and I stay relatively healthy long enough to get affordable healthcare... I might live to a ripe old age.
In the mean time, I'll be holding my breath...
I wonder how many others, particularly here in Florida, are in the same boat?