25 Apr

Congress and ACA exchange provisions?

Fuuuckkk. This is not a good sign:

“Congressional leaders in both parties are engaged in high-level, confidential talks about exempting lawmakers and Capitol Hill aides from the insurance exchanges they are mandated to join as part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, sources in both parties said…”

(Via Will Congress exempt itself from ACA exchange provisions?.)

If Congressional aides don’t want to have to use the exchanges, it’ll mean they have no incentive to make sure they’re good for the rest of us proles.

ACA is the only way I’d be able to get health insurance in this country as a freelancer if I was the sole earner. If these jackholes fuck up exchanges, my choices are to move to New York to access freelance healthcare, Vermont, or Connecticut.

Or move to the EU (I have a passport) or Canada.

My heart defect knocked 3 years out of my writing career, but I’m coming back (seen some announcements around here showing what I’ve been up to) of late. And I’m just getting back to the place I was in 2008.

At some point this is going to have a big impact on the how and where trajectory part of my life.

I’m keeping a close eye on this.