With elation, many are relieved to leave the worry of health care drifting like dust. Let’s kick it to the curb and forget about it. Except, of course, for the historical context or value. Someday the next generations will read about the dark days, the stories we have lived to now.
Folks feeling deflated speak of dollars and cents cost of the ACA. What about future generations; this will be part of the national debt that is out of control. I hear CNN in the background here, talking with people who feel defeated or deflated in light of the ruling is in favor of the ACA.
Note: health care is and has been out of control for decades. Costs have spiraled up and up. While the ACA may not be the perfect fix, it’s the first step forward this country has taken in years with regard to health reform. Thank you to the five Supreme Court Justices for this big step in a journey of thousands of miles.
State by state, the ACA needs to be given it’s own identity. Health care needs to morph into the image of the ACA. What is the image? Well, it’s not Obamacare, or Romneycare, it is the Affordable Care Act and it’s about time.
I’m looking forward to the ACA being fully active. As a health communicator I hope to be an active contributor. There is a great deal to do for 2014 when the ACA is slated to be reality. Now we have a new goal. The goal of preparedness, without the partisan discourse.
I cannot fathom that Jane or John Doe will ever regret this action by the Supreme Court. They may, indeed, wake up one day and be grateful that the cancer diagnosis won’t bankrupt them and send them to the door of Medicaid, which, we all know also needs fine tuning.
Better days are coming. I feel it in my bones.