I sat down to my little laptop computer this morning with my usual breakfast of coffee and two pieces of buttered toast (I know, I live a glamorous life) and proceeded to check out the world as it is on my Facebook wall when I saw the news. I stopped in mid-chew and tried to determine if it could possibly be true. The Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. I was so excited, I could barely finish my meal.
I have been scouring CNN for days waiting to find out how the Supreme Court would rule on this specific bill. I really hated to be cynical, but I did not expect that it would be upheld. The scariest part of Joel’s diagnosis for me were the words “pre-existing condition.” Because he was already covered through James’ employment insurance at the time of his diagnosis we were safe, but James isn’t planning on staying with the company forever. That meant that in the future, Joel could have been denied basic health care coverage because of something he was born with. Fortunately, Joel is a relatively healthy kiddo and only needs to visit the doctor for basic check-ups or vaccinations. We do not have him on any kind of special diet or medications as we feel that education is the best route as far as “treatment” is concerned. Unfortunately, he is accident prone and also seems to lack the awareness that many of the things he would like to do could, and sometimes does, result in physical harm. It is reassuring that if he does injure himself through some kind of zaniness or another that he will be able to receive medical care.
Needless to say, I am grateful for the efforts made by Presient Obama’s administration to do something to fix the problems pertaining to health care in this country. Husband and I feel this is going to be a great thing for our family as well as the countless people who have already benefitted from the Affordable Care Act since it was signed into law.