Health Care Lambs to the Slaughter, or GOP SMACKDOWN!
August 13, 2009
EVERYONE!... I’M MAD AS HELL AND I’M NOT GONNA TAKE IT ANY MORE!
HOW DARE THEY TRY TO GIVE ME GUARANTEED HEALTH INSURANCE THAT CAN NEVER BE CANCELED OR TAKEN AWAY FROM ME FROM THE DAY I AM BORN TO THE DAY I DIE!
HOW DARE THEY TELL INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT THEY CAN NO LONGER HAVE PRE-EXISTING CONDITION EXCEPTIONS THAT WILL LIMIT WHAT CONDITIONS OR ILLNESSES THAT THEY WILL COVER!
HOW DARE THEY TELL INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT THEY WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO PUT CAPS ON THE AMOUNTS OF COVERAGE THEY WILL PROVIDE FOR AN ILLNESS OR CONDITION!
HOW DARE THEY KEEP DOCTORS OFFICES AND HOSPITALS PRIVATE ENTITIES NOT CONTROLLED OR TAKEN OVER BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND ALLOW ME TO GO TO ANY DOCTOR OR HOSPITAL I WANT TO!
AND THE NERVE THEY HAVE TO OFFER A PUBLIC OPTION DESIGNED TO DRIVE DOWN PREMIUMS, PRESCRIPTION COSTS, AND HEALTH CARE COSTS! I AM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND NO WHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION DOES IT SAY THAT I HAVE A RIGHT TO HEALTH CARE OR TO ANY OF THESE… um... what?…really?… they’re good things? OK? Exactly what was it again I was mad about?
You see, all of those people who have showed up to these town hall meetings, yelling their heads off, don’t seem to realize that this is what they are telling all of us they do not want. But why? Medicare is government run insurance and it does a pretty good job. So what is going on here? I will tell you what is going on. A comment was made to me recently that I must be supporting Single-payer health insurance or at least a Public-Option because I am a Democrat. And you see, that is the problem. (I do not support the President’s plan as it stands right now.) Too many people are supporting or not supporting the President’s bill (H.R. 3200), or other health reform bills, because of party lines, because of how they voted, or because of fear of change. Let’s come to a realization everyone. The system is broken and one way or another change is going to come. I am not saying you have to support the president. What I am saying is that following party lines or doing what some TV or radio talk show host tells you to do or think is stupid. This issue is way too important to be following anyone one. This is not Iraq. For Iraq we had to rely on the information that we were getting from the president and other government officials. Much of the information was classified and not available to the general public. We had to have faith in our government officials, we had no choice. Not so with this. We have the internet and everything you could possibly want to know about this issue is out there. Do not believe the President, the republicans or other democrats, your friend, wife, husband, children, neighbor, any radio or TV talk show hosts, or even me. Be skeptical about everything you hear and check it out for yourself. Then make a decision based on what you read. That is what I did and that is why I am supporting what I am supporting. Not because of any party allegiance.
There are many sources out there that provide credible information, compare plans and bills, and debunk rumors and so-called facts from all sides. Some of them are listed at the end of this article, and if you know of any more please send them to me. The people who are doing the shouting at these town hall meetings to simply disrupt things are doing all of us a disservice and are not allowing those who want to have an honest debate about the issues, find out more about the issues. The talk show hosts that put out mis-information should be held accountable by their networks but are not and some are even encouraged by their networks to push their agenda or get ratings. The politicians who present “facts” must be checked up on before we take those “facts” as facts, including our President. And as far as health care being a “right” by the Constitution, I offer you this. The Constitution guarantees us Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. How do you have Life without health care?
Health Care Reform Links:
Side-by-Side Comparison of Major Health Care Reform Proposals - (http://www.kff.org/healthreform/sidebyside.cfm)
MediaMatters - (http://mediamatters.org/topic/health_care/)
FactCheck – (http://www.factcheck.org/)
The United States National Health Care Act, H.R. 676 – introduced by Rep. John Conyers (Single Payer Health Insurance), 26 pages, PDF - Download HR676
Summary of H.R.676 – (http://www.healthcare-now.org/hr-676/)
America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, H.R. 3200 – Introduced by Rep. John Dingell (The Obama Plan), 1017 Pages, PDF - Download HR3200
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