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Health Screw-form by Miz Pink

I totally get that the health care reform plan currently hovering around has lot of flaws even for lefties like me who want universal health care and want that public option back in and it’s even less palatable to the teabag folks and all of them who don’t see to get that they’re being screwed over by insurance companies and that something needs to give.

But what I don’t understand is the quote from President Obama I heard on NPR a couple days ago where he said that a government run single pay system wouldn’t work in this country.

Why?

Because the insurance companies have too much money invested in political candidates perhaps?

Cuz last time I checked we’re the only big time first world nation to NOT have universal health care. And we have some of the poorest health stats around.

So why the heck can’t we change to such a system in this country, Mister President? How can you make a blanket statement like that to appease your foes. You couldn’t just soften it with … “It’s a system we need, but it will take a long time to transition to it maybe more time than I have even if I get two terms.”

No instead you have to play right into the fear spewing hands of everyone who thinks universal health care is the first step toward having a repeat of the Soviet Union. I’m not happy Mister President. Not happy with you at all right now.

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3 Responses to “Health Screw-form by Miz Pink”


  1. March 13, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Good blog…
    Thank you !!

  2. March 15, 2010 at 10:07 am

    One year after this watered down thing might pass, will we be better off or worse off? I suspect the health insurance companies will be the former, while private doctors, patients and the still uninsured will be the latter.

  3. 3 Deacon Blue
    March 15, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I have to admit that I have found the bill to be awfully insurance-company-friendly in many respects, not the least of which is that people would HAVE to carry insurance. While I understand some of the reasons for that, it also rankles me.

    More than that, though, it shows me how determined the GOP is to simply scuttle any idea that Obama supports, even if it’s in the best interests of their own agenda, simply because they want to ruin his chances at a second term. What a pity that they have no qualms about damaging the nation in the process.

    Anyway, I don’t know if I want the bill to pass or not anymore. I just kind of want the argument over and for us to move on…hopefully with fixing the economy and the job situation.


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