posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 11:10 AM
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
Much of the debate is purely political. If a Republican were in the White House, many of the same people who are saying it's a horrible idea would be
singing its praises and many who support it now would be finding fault.
Hi, BH, good to see you again.
Anyway, I agree with the above sentence. However, the debate is not just political with common citizens; it is also true of Congressional members.
Quite honestly, both parties play to their lobbyists. The democrats play to the trial lawyers, while the Republicans play to the insurance companies,
while both parties trade their votes for pork(ala the $300,000,000 for Louisiana in exchange for a vote on health care).
I doubt any citizen does not agree that health care INSURANCE needs to be reformed. However, the bill which is now in the Senate, as of this morning,
has no public option, to act as a counter-balance to private insurance firms. This was another compromise made to get votes, of course. In the end,
the compromises encompass the WORST parts of "reform".
Wouldn't it be better to start over, and truly reform what needs to be reformed, namely the INSURANCE COMPANIES? This new bill does NOTHING to reign
them in. Instead, it allows them to continue to raise premiums to obscene levels, bankrupting the nation, and costing Americans jobs.