Listen Up. ACCESS just means it's possible for you to sign up and PAY for coverage at top rates you can't afford. BUT, they made it possible for you to APPLY. And get the BILL.
COVERAGE is what the Affordable Care Act makes possible. COVERAGE no matter what illnesses you have, no money, poverty etc etc. COVERAGE PAYS THE DOCTOR AND THE BILLS. ACCESS means YOU BUY A POLICY YOURSELF.
Little slips of paper that Congressman Ryan wants to print by the millions are just that little slips of paper aka "vouchers" that give you 10% (as an example) off the 20K price tag for an insurance policy (just an example) if you qualify for a policy--and you might not qualify for any kind of policy. the Republicans are playing with words and hope you won't notice. NOTICE !!!!!!
So every time you hear or read the words ACCESS in combination with NEW HEALTH CARE POLICIES know that you are being taken for an uneducated sucker by the Congress. Well, a certain portion of the Congress.
This will be the extent of my political opinions on this blog. Health care and COVERAGE by insurance means survival for a lot of us.