Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Health Care Changes For Better Or Worse


Good Morning People,

Guess it is no news now - 'Health Care Reform' has become the disputed law of the land. Mixed reviews. Sword cuts both ways. Best intentions. What will come of this in 10 years? I am hopeful. I have friends that have strong feelings about it on both sides. Too much. Not enough.

Let us not forget this however, just over a year ago the American public, by a large majority, did vote for change - and this change included changes in health care.

Seems to me that all meaningful changes (for better or worse) come with headaches, pain, and searing howling from vested interests. Status Quo for those who have it in the pocket vs. the needs of those below the curve who's basic needs affect us all. I personally feel as though any country that can afford to spend billions on killing humans (endless war for profit) can afford to provide basic health care and education for all. In fact history has shown us humans that enlightened prosperous societies put education and the health of their citizens FIRST. Saying that, I am saddened that this legislation did not include a government (after all 'we the people' are the government lest we forget) option for health care provision. I am also sad that almost half of our government has rooted its mindset in another backward time where the safety of sticking heads in comfortable money sand was the order of the day.

A pity for us all. It is past time for us all to work together. The challenges of the emerging world demand a strong leading roll by the USA. Lets find a way to do it through co-operation for the sake of our children. It will not be easy and no of us will like all of it, but if we dont do it, who will? Change is war against old ways of doing things that have no place in todays world. Some say that war is sometimes necessary. In this case, perhaps it is.

Salud

14 comments:

  1. Let us also not forget that one week ago well over 50% of the country wanted the to start over or stop all together. This was not "the will of the people" that Obama bragged about. This was the will of Nancy, Harry, Barack, and the mindless Democrats in the House.

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  2. Well said Francis!
    I was very pleased that the will of the people prevailed. The people who voted in huge Democrat majorities in both house and the senate. The people wanted this and more. The people deserve this and more.
    The Republicans are on the wrong side of history once again.

    Salud,
    SurfinMexico

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  3. I agree - flawed, not comprehensive enough, but a good start and foundation to build on. One of the more sophisticated polls I read says that if you combine those who approve the bill with those who disapprove it BECAUSE THEY THINK IT DIDN'T GO FAR ENOUGH, that total is well over 50%. And as info gets absorbed by the gen'l public (altho it takes YEARS for all the provisions to kick in) I think folks will find it is an improvement.

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  4. If spending trillions more dollars is an improvement then you called it. I happen to think it's going to bankrupt our country. We aren't that far from Greece.

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  5. A country without public health care is already a bankrupt country -

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  6. So we've been bankrupt for 225 years? Maybe you need to move to another country if you don't like this one.

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  7. Democracy works. Unless you lose. Then it's Armageddon.
    If health care reform bankrupts the country, Good! If we can't "promote the general Welfare" then "bankrupt us". If we're such a weak country where we can't afford to give medical care to everyone from a homeless person in the street to the richest person in country, fine, "bankrupt us". But we all know that isn't going to happen. It's just another talking point to scare people. If we were going to go bankrupt as a country, I think the two wars, trillions in tax cuts for the rich and a complete financial melt down would have done that already.
    What's really going to happen (and this is the Republicans worst fear) is people are going to like this whole idea of 'health care reform'. The idea that a child shouldn't be denied coverage due to a preexisting condition. People aren't going to be dropped from there insurance when they get sick. Insurance companies won't be able to just raise prices 40% whenever they want. These 'simple' rights are not going to bankrupt us. These simple 'rights' are going to make us stronger as a people.
    To all the people that aren't happy with HCR and how our duly elected government works right now- Maybe you need to move to another country if you don't like this one.

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  8. Do you even have a clue how much a trillion dollars is or is it lost on your kool-aid soaked brain?

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  9. It's not just about the money, Don, it's about how you SPEND the money. There need to be a lot of cuts and a huge reallocation of what we have. I.e. - less war and military equipment bought and a lot more spent on fixing the roads and healthcare. We don't need to be the world's baby sitter any longer. Let's take care of ourselves.

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  10. I don't disagree with you about keeping the money at home but the government is getting way too large. This country was founded on the principle that the government's job is to protect our borders, not play nanny to everyone.

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  11. hey guys, see my revised posting of tuesday, march 30th for some clarity on my comments!

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  12. "Do you even have a clue how much a trillion dollars is or is it lost on your kool-aid soaked brain?"

    Is that all you got? GOP drivel? This HCR has really got to you.

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  13. It's good to see some reasoned discussion about issues that are vital to our country. It amazes me (really it dismays me) how we are convinced to vote against our best interests by the corporate/political class that has far different objectives from us as citizens. The Don's of the world are a prime example.

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  14. So bankrupting the country is in our best interests?

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