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now's the time for we the people

Posted on 2009.04.06 at 16:51
where am I: Amerikay
How I feel about it all: blahblah
Soundtrack: Wickline - Now's the Time
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Dear Mr. President,

I know you're trying to give us a decent health care system. I know you're doing it in a hostile environment run by big insurance. But I still don't think your idea goes far enough.

Why aren't you supporting H.R. 676?

*sigh* You don't have to answer; I know why (see second sentence). But really. Nothing's going to work right as long as insurance companies are in the mix. And a program that would force people to have insurance like we do on cars? Wrong way, Mr. President. Because it that's the case, there will still be plenty of poor people who won't be able to afford your 'public health option', no matter how 'affordable' it may be, and they'll keep on doing without until they get caught, just like the poor people who can't afford car insurance already do.


I realize I have no idea of how hard it must be for you to push for decent health care for everyone, so I'm gonna pass the talking stick over to this guy, who absolutely does:



Mr. President, your health care plan is better than what we have now. But it's not enough.

Listen to Al. I'm just sayin'.


Sincerely, your supporter,

Me

Comments:


the pirate queen of norway
ashkitty at 2009-06-04 21:15 (UTC) ()
And a program that would force people to have insurance like we do on cars?

I've always thought this was way beyond stupid. If you can't afford car insurance, you still have the option to not have a car. If you can't afford health insurance, then what? Opt out of having a body? FFS. :p
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primroseburrows at 2009-06-04 21:23 (UTC) ()
It's never made any sense to me. If someone is caught without car insurance, they can get fined and maybe lose their license for a few months, both of which are a huge problem as far as being able to make a living goes. I'm not sure what happens in this plan if people are caught without health insurance. What do they do, get fined and lose their right to see a doctor?

People are always pointing out the problems with single-payer systems around the world, but um. People aren't bankrupting themselves--or worse--because they can't afford to pay their doctors.

Edited at 2009-06-04 21:24 (UTC)
MagicWoman
magicwoman at 2009-06-05 13:10 (UTC) ()
Wishing you a very happy birthday!

Susan
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-06-05 14:20 (UTC) ()
Thank you! :)
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