I am so tired of reading the same talking points of promises not kept. I can recall one: “If you like your doctor or insurance, you can keep it.” My husband and I live modestly in a five-room block home in Citrus Hills with our adult daughter, who has paraplegia. We don’t have credit card debt because we don’t live beyond our means. We go on vacations when we can afford them and eat in restaurants a couple of times a week. Since Trump raised the standard deduction we are able to use that and simplify our life. We have savings for emergencies and have a car loan that is being financed. We got decimated in 2008 in the market and lost half of our pension. I am happy for people who are making money in the market, but its not for us. I feel complaining about our administration is pointless. Obama created division with his racism almost from the first day ... calling out a policeman in Boston for doing his job. He should have attended to his business as president of the greatest constitutional republic in the world and not going out on an apology tour.
As far as health care, we happen to have excellent care provided by my husband’s former employer and is supplemented by Tricare from the Navy, as he is a disabled veteran. I would hate to see this all go away because of poor choices from our leaders. My sister died of lung cancer many years ago; she did not have insurance but received excellent care in Maine. She had surgery, radiation and finally ended her life in a beautiful Hospice in Maine. She was not an unusual test case. She was in a county hospital and was treated with respect. My daughter was recently admitted to Citrus Memorial with bilateral fractures of both legs and was told by the orthopedic surgeon he would not operate because she was a paraplegic. When we asked for a second opinion, not one orthopedic surgeon in Citrus County came forward. My daughter has excellent insurance.
I doubt 45,000 people die because of no insurance; I notice a lot of people throw around numbers and percentages when trying to prove a point. I question them a lot. In closing, live your life as best as you can and stop complaining.