How to know when you’ve won the debate
When I came home from tenth grade — my first year in high school — with my schedule, my wise old grandmother (MWOG) looked at it and asked me, “What is Debate?”. When I told her, she gave me some pointers on knowing when you’ve won the debate:
When the other person starts calling you names.
When the other person starts yelling.
When the other person abruptly walks away.
I was camping out in blogs this morning when I ran across a person who didn’t like the Affordable Care Act. I realize that there are people who don’t like it. No problem. I happen to like it.
I had hernia surgery on October 31, 2003. It was paid for my insurance, but my insurance company immediately dropped me after paying the bill. I have not been able to get health insurance since then. Just try getting insurance after answering the question “Have you ever been dropped by an insurance company?” Or at least, answering truthfully, something MWOG taught me to do. Sometimes the truth hurts, but it’s better than lieing.
I was rooting hard for the Affordable Care Act to be passed. After it was passed, the people who disliked it derisively called it “Obamacare.” Now that the United States Supreme Court has found it constitutional, those who dislike it are calling it by its proper name, the “Affordable Care Act.” Proponents, including President Obama himself in a couple of recent posts from The White House, have taken to calling it “Obamacare.” Interesting.
Some of the health care provisions kicked in earlier this year, and as soon as they did, insurance companies started beating a path to my door trying to get me signed up — door knockers, mailers, emailers, telephone solicitors…..
As of July 1, 2012, I now have health insurance, vision insurance, and dental insurance again. I’m 57. Monthly cost is $262.88, co-pays are $20 to $100 depending on the type of health service (surgery is more expensive than an office visit), and THERE IS NO LIFETIME CAP! All of my previous policies, from my first in 1973 to my last in 2003, always had a one million dollar cap.
I was having a healthy (pun intended) discussion with the other blogger when all of a sudden he posted a reply and then shut off comments. I think MWOG would call that “abruptly walking away.”
Small-minded people just can’t accept differences, or even discussion about those differences.
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