posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 09:42 PM
Originally posted by Sestias
Lyndon Johnson made deals in order to get Medicare passed in the 1960's. And I don't hear ANYBODY complaining about Medicare now, not even the far,
[edit on 19-12-2009 by Sestias]
I work in health care and hear quite a few people complaining about Medicare (and Medicaid)...politics don't even begin to play into it.
That being said, I'm with you. This is a good thing. But, it's not enough of a good thing. People with poor oral hygiene have more health problems
than people who visit a dentist regularly. We need to get our Congressmen and Congresswomen working on universal dental care next. Orthodontics should
be covered, too. Once we get that, we need to move quickly on universal day care for those parents who have children but the high cost of quality day
care makes holding a job pointless, or a break-even prospect at best. After that, we should use the full force of the government's ownership position
in General Motors and Chrysler to get huge discounts on new cars for people who couldn't otherwise afford reliable transportation. With the real
estate markets devastated, the time is now for the government to buy up houses and condos at depressed prices. We can provide quality shelter for the
homeless and indigent all across the country.
To those who say getting this universal health care bill passed is the end of the road, I say, "We have just begun!" There should be no rest for our
elected officials until every single person in this country has free and easy access to every thing they need to be productive, contributing members
of society. To provide anything less is a travesty of epic proportions.
I am sure you agree, universal health care is peanuts. It's not even the least we can, and should, do for our suffering fellow Americans. In the
immortal words of the great humanitarian, Michael Jackson, "Keep on with the force. Don't stop. Don't stop 'til you get enough!" Who can deny
that "enough" is when the government is providing everything everyone could possible need, from birth to death? Nobody, that's who. There is no
denying that this is but the first step, and a small one at that. Will you do your part and push your elected officials to keep on trucking with the
change? Our rallying cry needs to be "Full coverage, for everything, for everyone, forever!"
[edit on 19-12-2009 by kreinhard]