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.