There’s always something coming at you if you’re a person with a disability. Now it’s the negative impact that funding new tax cut provisions might have on Medicare and Medicaid recipients.
I was sorting through some old emails and cleaning up some new spam when I ran across a forgotten comment in an email I had received. It really got me thinking about how many Americans might be feeling this very same way.
“It is just so difficult to understand and keep track of the changes that Medicare and Medicaid go through. You think you understand them and can count on them, you think you can deal with the system and then pow! A pie in the face and start the process all over again. It wears you down to the point where you avoid trying to understand things. You just go through the motions and hope it works itself out somehow. Like hoping these proposed tax cuts aren’t as painful as you anticipate.”
It does wear you down, but hoping for the best is ultimately no solution. Kicking back will get you nothing more than yet another pie in the face. However, this time we have a second shot at dodging the pie. Contrary to what many people believe, the tax cut pie is still only half baked. There are still discussions and more voting to work through before this pie is done, and that is where our opportunity lies.
If we move quickly and strike hard, we can be heard on this issue before it’s too late.
Don’t say it. I already know it- all you get from the Beltway Bunch are empty promises, half truths and spongy handshakes. You’re probably right, but should we chance it? Dare we chance it? Should we tamely submit and just hope that the tax cut provisions and the potential negative impact they may drop on health care and people with a disability will just work themselves out somehow? Should we stand idly along the sidelines while these issues play themselves out and hope for the best? I think not, and I’m sure you don’t either.
There is a chance that these health care and disability issues can be resolved in our favor. As always, it will take raising our voices and making a noise that can’t be ignored. It’s no big deal. Take a few minutes and send a few emails. Make a couple of telephone calls or Tweet and Facebook at your Reps and Senators. There are lots of ways to get this done. Let them know that health care and disability issues are important to you and to tens of millions of Americans. Or, just sit back and catch another pie in your face.