This healthcare reform bill has taken entirely too long. I'm disappointed we don't have a real public option on the table, but the way this has been turned upside down- with billions flowing into the pockets of Congress, to buy votes for the for-profit "Wealthcare" industry, it's become quite clear we are going to have to push through whatever we can. Something is better than nothing, and we have to start somewhere.
It has been revolting, the way the GOP has stalled, thrown in obstacles, played the abortion card, and the insurance industry has sent out paid groups of angry villagers, promoting the notion that paying for-profit insurance companies equals "freedom".
They stooped as low as touting the idea of "death panels", where boardrooms of government officials would decide who would get care, and who would not. For anyone paying attention-- they would know the for-profit insurance companies had played the role of death panels already, for years.
Denying claims approval. Witch hunts to find any reason they might get to disqualify a paying customer by finding any remote pre existing condition. If not outright denial of claims, it would be constant changing of policies, raised co pays, more out-of-pocket expenses, and a greater percentage of costs for prescription meds, which are some of the most expensive prices on the planet. With no end in sight. Health insurance companies have begun raising their rate by 24% and more.
So if you have a Democratic Congressperson sitting on the fence about healthcare, please contact them, and let them know you want a Public Option & Health care reform. If they are concerned about funding, tell them to cut the war budget.
Let's get this baby delivered!