posted on Nov, 25 2009 @ 09:27 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb here and keep my opening very simple and concise.
1) The new healthcare bill, while flawed, is a needed and logical progression at this time in our nation's history.
2) Within the framework of this bill are provisions to allow for people to continue to have choice in their healthcare, not just to have it from the
central government, therefore preserving some aspects of our free market system.
3) With the rising costs of care, and the recession droning on, unemployment in the double digits, and no real relief in sight, it is high time the
government steps up to assist those in desperate need of care, instead of just urning a blind eye to the suffering of millions, medicare and medicaid
are broken, this is a fix.
With that said, my position on this is clear, while it does afford some more government involvement in our lives, it should be no more intrusive than
those already receiving medicare or medicaid, and in fact may save cash strapped families much needed funds for food, gas and power (as well as
heating in those ares that so need it.) This is not a conspiracy to have the government telling you what to do, if it were there would be no choice,
it would be the government mandate health plan or no plan. As the bill stands now, all it requires is that you HAVE insurance, and that that
insurance will be and can be provided by a number of different sources, you may price shop to get the best deal.
Don't let rampant speculation about death panels scare you, this is not about deciding who lives and who dies for some grand plan of gradual
population control, it is about helping those who need insurance, who cannot afford insurance, get insurance. Nothing more and nothing less, and I
hope to be able to show that, in the coming days..