Good Morning Friends,
I hope that you have been enjoying my Aticama Tale, I am having fun telling you about it and will post more about it again tomorrow (it may take a year to tell the whole tale!). I must, however, turn my thoughts today to the issue of our time here in the USA. If politics annoy you then I would suggest you listen to some of my tunes in ThinkMusic.
At the risk of losing readership I bring up the topic of Health Care in America. This issue is being decided as I write by our 'representatives' in Washington DC. While money has never been my driving force I do confess to the belief in good wages for hard work. We do, however, live in a society where greed has gotten the better part of our economy. The results are most apparent in the horror that has become our health care system. It is insane. It is not fair that 95% of our citizens are being crushed under an unnecessary financial burden and stand to lose their very homes if they become ill or cannot make an insurance payment. We have the very best science, staff, and facilities in the world yet we have the worst overall 'common man' coverage of any industrialized country in the world.
I have heard and studied the arguments on both sides and I am fully convinced that it is just plain wrong to put profit between you and your doctor. Wrong. The fearmongers and greedheads that drive the corporate profit margin on your health hire the very best advertisers in the world to convince you that white is black and that zebras have spots. I was lucky enough to attend public hearings last week here in Portand before the city council supporting the concept of 'Single Payer' health insurance. Moving, eloquent testimony that proved, without doubt, the need for reform. In a strong resolution the council unanimously voted to send a resolution to the Federal Congress to adopt this reform.
I applaud them and stand by them. Again, I welcome your comments and encourage all of you to open your minds to what is going on around us in our country regarding this most important issue for our common future.
Salud (good health)
ps, I have not yet seen Michael Moore's new film on corporate america but plan to soon. A documentary on the things that affect us all.