DIDN’T A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS HAVE MEDICAL COVERAGE BEFORE OBAMACARE?

Lucky for me, I didn’t have anything life threatening… just chronic. But yeah… Universal Healthcare isn’t about politics, it’s about who lives, and who dies. I would gladly pay a little bit more for my taxes so that everyone has a chance at life. Gladly.

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The question on Quora was “didn’t a majority of Americans have medical coverage before Obamacare”?


I thought about the answer. This is one of those issue in which I had — still have — a gigantic personal stake. I’m one of those people who would never get insurance without laws forcing them to give it to me. Maybe a majority of working adults had medical coverage, but among those who were not — for whatever reason — working, mostly, they had nothing. This includes disabled people, old people, people injured and unable to return to work. And, of course, children.

We were among the group who no longer had medical insurance, although we’d had it before.

I was desperately ill. Massachusetts had not gotten its own medical care system yet and the U.S. had nothing, the situation to which it seems we will shortly return. I could be fixed, but no…

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