I would like to point out in reality that there is no finalized version of a Health Care Bill to get the facts on.
As a critically minded non-partisan citizen I feel it is disingenuous to claim that this site presents facts when in reality there are no facts to present, since there is no finalized Bill.
While partisan politics allows for emotionally charged public relations efforts that claim to be factual, critical thinkers would actually like facts.
Without a finalized Bill ready to be voted on by Congress and the Senate there is absolutely no credible way to portray these efforts on the behalf of either the left of the partisan political divide to claim anything is factual at this point, or the right of the political divide to claim anything is factual.
I would dare to say that what has caused such rancor that middle of the road Americans and critical thinkers find so distasteful is for either the right or the left of the partisan divide to claim anything based on fact when there is no Bill in finalized form to view, dissect and comment upon.
Both parties are basically just waging a public relations campaign to be either for or against something that doesn’t exist.
It’s just plain foolish and it really does make the claim of ‘change you can believe in’ absolutely nonsensical.
This is not transparency in government as there is no Bill that is up for vote on to present the facts of.
This is a transparent attempt at public relations simply aimed at saying you can trust the Administration to do the right thing.
The people of the United States of America should get to decide what is the right thing based on real facts on a real Bill and the Government really ought to get serious about producing a real Bill first and then presenting it to America instead of simply gauging through public relations if they can simply garner enough support to vote any Bill through, without letting it be dissected by the American public first.
It’s politics as usual in Washington D.C. and in the White House and it really is not change or transparency except in the level of effort being put into public relations and pretending there are some facts involved which are in fact not involved since there is no Bill.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I have heard
from countless Americans struggling to afford health insurance and
health professionals striving to provide care. I appreciate your
There is broad consensus among the American people on
the need for affordable, high-quality health care. The rising cost of
health care is the most pressing financial challenge for families and
for our Nation, and controlling this cost is essential to bringing
down the Federal deficits we inherited. We must end unfair
insurance practices that leave millions of Americans without
coverage, denying them access to care, and exposing them to
extraordinary burdens. And we should ensure that all small
business employees have access to affordable, high-quality health
plans so that we can make our economy--and our small businesses-
-more competitive. Now is the time to move forward, and I am
working to get health insurance reform done this year.
Since I took office, we have done more to improve health
care than we have in the previous decade. In February, I signed
H.R. 2 to provide coverage for millions of children through the
Children's Health Insurance Program, and I signed the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act to make key investments in
computerized medical records and preventive services.
Still, more must be done to lower costs, expand coverage,
and improve the quality of health care. My 2010 Budget makes a
major down payment on health insurance reform by implementing
efficiencies in government health care spending while improving
the quality of care. To help fulfill the debt we owe to our service
men and women, it includes the largest proposed single-year
increase in veterans funding in 30 years. It expands health care
coverage to an additional 500,000 veterans by 2013, implements
technology that eases the transition from military care to veterans'
care, and enhances screening and treatment services for those
suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic
Looking forward, there are tough choices to be made, and I
will seek to bring employers and workers, health care providers
and patients, and Democrats and Republicans together to create a
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I share the sense of urgency that millions of Americans have
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insurance forms in the last moments of her life. This is not who
we are as a Nation; together, we will fix it.
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Originally posted by Copernicus
Its such a nice system. Send a personal message, get a ad for health care back.
Originally posted by dooper
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Proto, of course you will!
The thing I admire about you, aside from your illuminated, knowing perspective, gentile manner, and impeccable good tastes, is your innate ability to be like sand in the crack of your foe's asses.
I wish you well, and many, many chaffings!
Originally posted by jd140
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Imagine all the people who write letters, hoping theirs would be the one that he reads.
I bet they all are getting this letter in return. Its a brilliant move on their part, because it isn't SPAM if they were invited to reply.
SPAM thats not technically SPAM..............genius.
Originally posted by lucentenigma
This just confirms that the days of writing and emailing our 'leaders' are over.
It's time to step thing up a notch.