So I'm a member of another board, health related.
It is all women, or 99.9%.
Inadvertently I mentioned Obamacare. Inadvertently because as I read one of the actual drafts to the law, it used a panel of bureaucrats (2009) to say women between 40-50 don't need Mammos, and women over 74 don't either. And at that time Obamacare wasn't going to cover it.
I mentioned my concern about this...(and what it might mean to women 40-50) that these exclusions were in the original language of the law, and later amended back to NCI (Nat. Cancer. Instit.) guidelines. But of course I didn't find the amendment until after commenting on the panel...lol.
Being it's Pinktober, breast cancer awareness month, it seemed appropriate to talk about how to pay for Mammos, and the current guidelines for getting them.
Um, can you say "can of worms?"
One woman is very factual, informed, and precise. I appreciated her information, though I don't agree with her politically.
Another woman was offended I called it Obamacare, and then made comments about my military health care and how nice it must be to not worry about getting coverage.
So I apologized to the women on the thread for taking it off topic, then I confronted the personal attack in PM from the second woman.
I told her if she wanted my healthcare, to sign up and serve! And if she's too old, too bad! Those were HER choices....
I tried to tell her for example how my health care is "rationed" when treated in a military hospital. What that means is...I have been denied certain scans/procedures, (scans women get in the private sector as "standard" care), because "policy" says I don't need them. Not because my DOCTOR says I don't need them, but because policy says...and because doc doesn't want to rock the boat, he falls in line with it. She won't even read that part I'm sure.
I don't mind political disagreement, enjoy it even. But she had to attack me personally? Really? On a forum for women with cancer? Over Obamacare?!?
I'm sick of it...can't wait for this election to be gone so we can all start being Americans again.