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Medicare & Medicaid. A Kitchen Table Industry. Women's History Month Day 13

Medicare & Medicaid. A Kitchen Table Industry

UPDATE Women's History Month Day 13. This year's Grammy Awards are tomorrow & I can't think of a better time than to Reprise this Post about WHY I no longer do Health Insurance & WHY the Equal Rights Amendment DOES STILL MATTER.

The last time I did Insurance of any kind was in 2015, long before Covid-19 sheltering in place with safe Social Distancing - even though I do keep my License current.

The era of Covid19 saw the rise of the Video appointment with people Zooming here, Zooming there, Zooming everywhere.

With this in mind, I could easily get back into Insurance, but I am beyond disgusted with the MISOGYNISTICS ATTITUDES towards WOMEN.

My experiences as a White Woman in the Job Market here & now in the Present are WHY I have taken up the mantle of Women's History Month & the NEED to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

We study History to improve lives in the Present & Future.

In studying Women's History - which is all but absent from the History Books, I've been doing a deep dive into one our Women's Rights Pioneers, Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Stanton was an Abolitionist & Social Reformer who along with Lucretia Mott organized the First Women's Rights Convention in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York.

After WOMEN were snubbed when the 15th Amendment did not include Voting Rights for Women, Stanton apparently made some highly disparaging remarks for which she was highly criticized & for a time was ignored by History.

I mentioned in my piece titled elizabeth-cady-stanton-the-women-s-bible-free-ebook-women-s-history-month that I strongly identify with her DEEP SENSE OF BETRAYAL AT HAVING BEEN STABBED IN THE BACK BY THE VERY PEOPLE SHE WAS HELPING.

She has been criticized by some Historians of today as being an Elitist & a Privileged White Woman.

She might have been both of those things but I AM NOT.

I am as broke as the people I tried to help.

The thing people need to understand about quote/unquote "Privilege" is HOW IT IS USED.

Does a person of privilege reach their hand down to lift others up???

That is what Stanton did as Social Reformer.

That's what I do.

Tomorrow is the Grammy Awards.

I wonder how many times we will hear the word BITCH???

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Medicare, Medicaid & the Americans With Disabilities Act all reached important milestones last week, even in the face of the relentless attempts by the Trump Administration to "Repeal & Replace ObamaCARE."

Even in the middle of the Global Health Crisis that is Covid-19, the attacks are never-ending.

It's actually astonishing that I would get Licensed in the first place with my long-standing belief that Insurance Companies are pure Evil, a big part of the reason I'm a fan of Socialized Medicine - not Medicare for all, but some kind of Government-Sponsored Universal Health Plan.

Having learned so much from the Patient side I figured "If 'ya can't beat 'em, join 'em." So I did.

Being a Female Health & Life Insurance Agent for the last 14 years, it has been an exercise in one frustration after another the entire time.

Medicare & Medicaid differ from Employee Benefits in that they are Individual Health Plans. As such they are a "Kitchen-Table Product."

Outside of the traditional Open Enrollment Period, I worked the Low Income Community of Senior Citizens who qualify for both Medicare & Medicaid: the Medi/Meds or "Duel Eligibles" as this group of Seniors is known within the Insurance Industry.

What I am saying when I talk about Medicare & Medicaid being a "Kitchen Table Product," is that as an Agent, I went to your Grandma's house, your Grandpa's house to help them get the Coverage they need.

To get there it was literally like running the Gauntlet "dodging bullets from Gangstas' & Thugs & Rappers" just to help your Grandma, with Boomboxes blaring terrible Misogynistic "Music" like DJ Screw.

I bet your Grandma would be mortified at some of those "Music" lyrics.

Elections have consequences.

It is incredibly difficult & sad to have to read on Social Media & watch on TV people complaining that the 45th President of the United States is a Racist.

It is incredibly difficult & sad to have to read on Social Media & watch on TV people complaining that the 45th President of the United States is a White Supremacist.

He is probably both of those things.

It is frustrating & infuriating for the rest of us who are NOT.

Secretary Clinton should have been the 45th President of this Country.

Secretary Clinton would have taken care of the Nation's need for Health Insurance.

Tomorrow is August 4th - 8/4.

This always ratchets-up the MISOGYNISTIC attitudes towards WOMEN.

Every year.

So what is my point?

The word is Prejudice.

ANYONE can be Prejudice.

I believe that PREJUDICE kept Registered Voters home in the 2016 Election.

Learn to treat PEOPLE as INDIVIDUALS.

Learn to treat INDIVIDUALS with RESPECT.

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