In fact, I criticized a politician once here on the blog and later voted for him. So, an opinion stated here is just that. An opinion that can change.
But I'd rather write it here than as a Facebook status. :)
Here are some things I know.
I do not understand the new healthcare legislation. I'm looking forward the President's PR campaign to help us understand it better. I also wish that the PR campaign had come BEFORE the vote.
HOWEVER, I am jumping up and down that I will now be able to get health insurance!!!!
(here's the boring stuff you can skip if you want)
I have been on both sides of the fence, and have seen both sides of being insured. I grew up very well insured, not even knowing what a copay was. I worked in health care in Minnesota and was always disappointed that my uninsured kiddos who needed speech just as much as my insured kiddos would be charged MORE for my services. It was an upside-down, backward policy!
My first pregnancy with M was very expensive, with lots of excellent but probably excessive pre-natal care. She cost me a whopping $20 out of my pocket. Our insurance has since continually deteriorated. We're STILL paying for Lulu to be born! And now that my husband is a temp, I'm self-employed, and my husband is in school, we have crappy insurance. We pay premiums we cannot afford for marginal coverage.
So, while I may not understand all the costs and consequences, for now I will continue to jump up and down!
My three year old nephew can now get health insurance. He has always been denied as well. And so I am jumping up and down that he and I won't be denied anymore!!!!!!!