What does it mean for my family that “Obamacare” was upheld by the Supreme Court? In short, it means I don’t have to worry.
Currently, my husband works for a company that happens to have a great-for-us health insurance plan, so we have the guarantee that if one of the four of us falls ill or is hurt, we will receive quality healthcare.
Thank goodness that right now, none of us has a “pre-existing condition” that would, before today, prevent us from receiving quality health insurance. Thank goodness that right now, our children are young enough to fall under our family umbrella of health insurance. Before today, our college-graduate children would have had to either live without insurance or pay exorbitant premiums to have the luxury of health care. That is, unless they were hired by a company that offered health insurance, allowed into the company’s insurance program before the standard 90-to-180-day waiting period, and they didn’t have a pre-existing condition that could prevent them from that access to health insurance.
Before today, we were one of the lucky ones. From today forward, we are among the millions of U.S. citizens who do not have to worry about being lucky.