“Let the games begin and may the odds be ever in your favor!”………..
Before the combatants enter the arena to fight to their last; the President of the dystopian world of the Hunger Games would wish them all this final sentiment. As the tenuous situation about the future of the Affordable Care Act (the ACA is the same thing as Obama Care) plays out, I wish for us all that the odds are in our favor because we will need it.
Neither the Trump Administration nor the Republican Controlled Congress are exactly sure how to “repeal and replace” the ACA, and live up to their campaign promises. It is a very difficult challenge to find a way to not lose coverage for 30 million Americans, reduce costs, eliminate mandates, and not allow insurance companies to impose pre-existing condition restrictions for coverage. Yet that is what has been promised. People around the country have come to realize just how important having healthcare coverage is in their lives, and how easy it is to lose it.
The majority of American’s get healthcare coverage through their employer so it is affordable, free of mandates, and without pre-existing condition prohibitions. But there are many millions more people who don’t get their coverage through an employer. The key to surviving your own healthcare, regardless of how you obtain coverage, is to understand the tricks of getting the most out of what you have.