To be fair the bill has some good points. There can be no pre-existing condition exclusions. Your policy can’t be cancelled on you. Insurers are supposed to pay the claims in a timely manner. I wonder if this means they can’t keep sending you those little forms to fill out to clarify your claim.
Socialism and social justice are two entirely different matters. The new health care proposals are not certain to to turn the United states of america into a socialistic country. Our property will not be taken from us if our daughter receives affordable health care. The government will not confiscate our belongings if our father gets treated for a pre-existing condition.
Billy Mays was different from Obama in many forms. The main difference was that Billy Mays only pitched those products he totally believed worked and would in some way benefit the people. Obama is trying to sell us snake oil.
The number of uninsured in america is 49.9 million people, according to the U.S. Census. Its easy enough to track – the united states Census Bureau annually reports statistics on the uninsured.
If you are upset about the health care reform bill please get a copy of it and read through. This will answer your questions with fact rather than fear mongering and lies.
If we are indeed a banana republic, then a company (or a person for that matter) can arrive laden with coins, bestow them on someone hungry for coins, and the donor can then expect to have his will be done by the recipient of those coins. In short, if we are a banana republic, then the money filling political coffers is not donations, it is bribes. In such a system, if Mr. Obama took their money, he owes them. Are we a banana republic? Does he “owe” his donors? Is it tit for tat in American politics after all?
Riding a city bus can lend itself to many occasions for entertainment. Watching the old guy try and hit on the 17 year old on her way home from school. Overhearing the one-up-manship of who was in jail longer or who has been out the shortest amount of time. All can be very amusing for people watching during the commute.
People like me die every day because we don’t want to burden our families with financial destitution. People like me die every day because we live in a country that cares more about its politics than its people. If we could step back from the politics and recognize that the health of a nation is determined by the people who live in our country, we might care more about the people who are dying at the hands of greedy pharmaceutical and insurance companies. We might back the reformers of health care. Sick citizens do not make for healthy countries.