Tuesday, January 17, 2017 49 Comments
Regardless of WHO gets hurt
or WHAT cost to American lives . . .
the incoming administration is focused on getting rid of anything
put forward during the Obama administration — as quickly as possible
© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
Reblogged: Source posted on the Hopeworks blog
Carefully considering consequences
With the exception of issues impacting Mental Health awareness, education, support and care, ADDandSoMuchMORE.com is not a politically-focused blog. Since time is in limited supply for each of us, we must each choose our battles wisely. Politics per se is not my battle.
I do my best to keep things as light as possible, and to inject as much humor as I can in the articles I post here.
But there is no leavening I can devise to alter the serious nature of this particular post.
Rather than attempting to to explain why I am so personally concerned – and about more than mental health – I am reposting a brief article written by a concerned blogger from the HopeWorks Community.
It puts a human face on what is likely to result, should the current insurance health policies be suddenly abandoned, regardless of how you feel about the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act (so-called “Obamacare”).
Following it is a link to an earlier article I posted here, which includes another reposting from Mental Health America.
In addition to some context for the importance to each of us (at the conclusion of that article), the linked article outlines some of the problems with the few suggestions that have been put forward as a replacement for the ACA that the incoming administration is in such a rush to attempt to repeal wholesale.
I added some formatting and a couple of headings to the reblog below, to help with readability for those of you who struggle to stay tracked on text alone, and a link to the original, for those who prefer to read it there.
It’s a short article. I urge every single one of my American visitors
to give it a read and to consider the implications carefully.