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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel: Medical Care, ACA Remote Access Medical (RAM)




Image result for Jimmy Kimmel reveals newborn son's open-heart surgery
As a person who never watches the 10:30 or 11:30 PM (depending on time zones) network TV talk shows, I had an experience this morning worthy of sharing.

You may have seen the Jimmy Kimmel monologue from last night;s show. If you didn't see the opening minutes of the show, we offer it now. Kimmel spoke about his son;s immediate after birth heart surgery. During the course of the monologue Kimmel, unabashedly spoke to the total ignorance and insensitivity of the business of "Pre-existing conditions." 

Think for a second about the horrors of an insurance company verdict of pain or death, if the suffer or their parents have no opportunity to pay for an illness or disease deemed "pre-existing" by some pre-care insurance clerk or underwriter.


Americans fail to appreciate and understand the full measure of compassion and humanity derived from the Affordable Care Act, by people who need some form of medical care.  We often seem to forget without Barack Obama and nancy Pelosi's heart numbing fit for passing the bill, all insurance companies wrote policies which prohibited coverage for pre-existing conditions.  People who applied for insurance coverage did so with full knowledge the carrier would reject them, or full knowledge the carrier would deem their condition "pre-existing." 
Conditions can be broken down into two further categories, according to Lisa Smith of Investopedia:[3]
Most insurance companies use one of two definitions to identify such conditions. Under the "objective standard" definition, a pre-existing condition is any condition for which the patient has already received medical advice or treatment prior to enrollment in a new medical insurance plan. Under the broader, "prudent person" definition, a pre-existing condition is anything for which symptoms were present and a prudent person would have sought treatment.
Imagine decades upon decades of such politics from an industry which for sake of Profit & Loss dynamics promulgated literal death panel decision. If you see the insensitive and ridiculousness of such politics and restrictions, you really can not avoid the reality of GOP acceptance of the insurance company death panels.  The ACA stop the proliferation of such policies.   

We now find Congress immersed in seeking votes to repeal the ACA and replace it possibly with watered-down versions of pre-existing condition guidelines or move back to no pre-existing conditions.  

And to think over half of Americans who bothered to vote voted to repeal (and maybe) replace the ACA. We have grown to be an unfeeling and insensitive nation replete with much Ayn Randism fostered by the Republican Party. No matter the kerfuffles and intra-party fighting of the current struggle to repeal the ACA, We remind without the election of Barack Obama, 20 million Americans would have suffered needlessly to the point in some cases of death.

The following 60 Minutes piece serves as a bit of an anthem as I consider the need for medical coverage.


STAN BROCK BRINGS HEALTH CARE TO AMERICANS WITH REMOTE AREA MEDICAL PROGRAM from [ r2:studios ] on Vimeo.

Also remember, your GOP also doesn't care for Medicare nor Medicaid. 





Never forget!

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