The Affordable Health Care Act

When I heard about the passing of the controversial legislation- titled, the Affordable Health Care Act, repealing and replacing Obamacare, I could not help it, my heart just sank. As it stands now, it may leave millions of people without health care. I can only imagine the feelings of fear and uncertainty in the minds of so many people in dire need of medical insurance.

My wife and I just prayed for all those people, who perhaps, like me, have gone through a life-altering near-fatality and will forever have a complicated “pre-existing conditions.”
States will have the choice of opting out from requiring insurers to cover those with pre-existing conditions. It will also let insurance companies charge more money for covering older folks.

Even though I’m able to function and went back to work after the accident, I find myself hospitalized from time to time due to normal side effects and complications of my recovery. Not to mention the therapies I do three times a week, pretty much for the rest of my life. These are required on a constant basis for the mobility of my only hand and full body skin flexibility (see my story).

The number of surgeries performed on me are too many to count but have been covered by my work insurance. Today, I have health insurance because I still work. If that were not the case, my family and I would be out of luck. In counting my blessings, it’s worth mentioning that most accident victim’s settlements require part of those funds to go for a secondary insurance, that pays for any additional surgeries and prosthesis needed every seven years or so.

As we continue to pray for the best outcome of this situation, let’s stay focused on being present in our daily tasks at work. Safety is being mindful of your surroundings and looking out for possible dangers around our work environments.

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