(badly done art by college student, on Bill Gates federal aid, not a legal citizen, who cares?)
As I was saying, until I was rudely interrupted by reality, I couldn’t find out this question, which is why I am asking all you intrepid readers. (We hope you’re out there anyhow.) Now, my friend Carolyn is still working. She’s in her 60s, she has to, Social Security will give her practically nothing. And, she missed that footnote in history called, “figure out how to get a good stockbroker,and invest in very foreign (i.e., OIL) non-volatile stocks.”
instead, she got dumped by her husband, and now she’s making a pitiful wage, and she never learned that very important lesson that all women have to learn. “If you get married, do all that stuff for many years,and he dumps you finally, get a good attorney and make sure you get plenty of EVERYTHING.” That’s because Carolyn is a NICE woman.
Now, she is getting SOME kind of medical insurance, but she was just recently told she has to have surgery, on a benign growth. They told her “it will cost you $4,000, your insurance won’t pay for it.” And she answered , “I don’t HAVE $4,000!” they replied, “okay, you can make it in very large payments .” – – Which she is now stuck with.she’s planning to hit church – charity – dinners, that go to the homeless. She’s also going to try and get to be eligible for food pantries.
“I don’t get this,” I posited to Carolyn, who was having a cup of very cheap tea. ” how come the affordable care act is not helping you with that surgery cost?” Carolyn looked at me as if I were stupid. (That’s debatable.) “Because.…”
I was shocked; “wait a minute!” I gasped. “You are LOW INCOME!!I don’t get this! Isn’t the affordable care act supposed to help people like YOU? The dispossessed, dumped, very low income, working divorcee?you even have a kid! Well, a teenager,they’re not human – –”. “I have a list,” said Carolyn calmly,” which I made after a great deal of Internet, web, and alternative BS investigation, and I found out who the affordable care act is actually helping.” I looked at it.
Gentle reader, here it is:
(6.) I said; “are you sure of these facts?you are working, are you not?” She answered, “I try!” And then I looked at her next-door neighbor, with five or six or eight kids; “is she still on the Dole?” I pointed to her next-door neighbor. Carolyn answered in the affirmative, I pointed out that the other next-door neighbor, behind her, didn’t even speak English, and THEY were getting the affordable care act!(???)
(7.) “I also happen to know”, said Carolyn, “,that wealthy Manhattanites, in NYC who are getting that low-cost, fixed rate, cheapo apartments, erroneously, also, in my research happen to get the affordable care act.BLOOMBERG is getting the affordable care act! foreign diplomats are getting the affordable care act! Their old retired relatives, who are getting Social Security here, also erroneously, are getting the affordable care act and Medicare! Everybody is getting it, EXCEPT ME!” and she commenced sobbing . it was time for vodka again.
(9.) Are YOU getting the affordable care act? Are you working or not? going to school? your family in the Fortune 500? you a citizen? Do you even live in the United States?are you a Republican, with a big fat trust fund? Are you a Democrat, ditto? Or, are you Gov. Kitzhaber? Are you his “questionable spouse – who he knows nothing about?”are you a civil servant, which automatically makes you eligible for the affordable care act? Especially in Oregon.