Or, they can take a second path. What is other Republican option? Get out of the way. Stop fighting reform that will benefit all Americans and that most want to see happen. Let a real, usable public option be passed. Or better yet, an extension of Medicare that allows anyone who wants to the chance to buy into it. Either way, legislation could move ahead.
Though there are many fast food restaurants that get the attention like McDonald’s and Burger king it really comes down to the person’s choices at any fast food restaurant. When you go into a McDonald’s you will probably not be surprised that a Big Mac is high in calories or even a Whopper at Burger king. The calories in Big Mac are about 576 while for the Whopper the calorie count is 670. What can be more surprising are that certain chicken sandwiches, fish sandwiches and even salads can top the list of high fast food calories.
This time please do not be fooled by the insurance companies. They fooled the American people into being against the Clinton health care reform plan in the ’90s and they plan on doing the same today to derail Obama’s plan.
Note that i said conservatives, and not just Republicans. If all the conservative or “Blue Dog” Democrats stop objections, the Republicans would be a non-issue. Given the way they are self-destructing, that may be a foregone conclusion anyway. Time will tell.
The government will make decisions about your health care. Right now, someone in a health insurance company is making decisions about your care. This person is paid to find ways not to spend money on you. This person, who is usually a doctor, makes bonuses for denying coverage for services. Health insurance companies make a lot of money. They do this by collecting premiums and paying out as little as they can manage. Shutting them down would save Americans trillions of dollars. Administrative costs consume thirty cents of every health care dollar. If you didn’t have to pay for the person whose job it is to try to deny your claim, and you didn’t have to pay for the medical clerks who file your claims, you might actually get to spend some money on your health care.
I will not look down on anyone that read this post and not notice the issues that I am banging my head into a wall about. I understand that there are many people that would not have the keen eye that I have for picking out issues like this. I understand, now, that CAUSA, Oregon’s Immigrant Rights Coalition, that they obviously must not have the keen eye that I do for picking out issues in reporting about the passing of the House health care bill.
Different researchers have examined different aspect of Medicare costs but all of them peg the growth in to be at least 7 times higher than projected. Remember that the next time someone in government tells you how much Universal health care will cost in 10 years.
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?