We all have relatives and close friends who are independent for the most part because they work. However, there are relatives, close friends, and even strangers who won’t make it without Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
In other words, you individually don’t have to foot the entire bill for your individual:
Most people on those programs are able to live independently without you—whether in their own homes, apartments, assisted living, nursing homes, disability centers, etc.
Do you individually want to start footing the entire bill as a caretaker you never had to be before? Right now, maybe you visit, email, Skype, or call your relatives and close friends who are covered by the programs above.
What is the alternative? Do you really want the people in the list above to have to move in with you, add to the homeless population, or die needlessly?
“Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation’s people for over 80 years…With retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, Social Security is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in our nation’s history.” https://www.ssa.gov/agency
The bottom line is that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is Obamacare is The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is Obamacare. The act is officially the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. “The purpose of the ACA is to lower health care costs over time.” https://www.thebalance.com/benefits-of-obamacare-advantages-of-the-aca-3306066 (this site also suggests areas for improvement)
But, ask your loved ones, friends, and even strangers how they are being helped by these benefits; and, whether they would be able to make it without the benefits that MOST of them have EARNED from working most of their lives.
Written by Rosa L. Griffin