Monday, March 22, 2010

Socialist Government Takeover of Healthcare Approved!

In a shocking move by the House Representatives, politicians banded together to do the unspeakable.
They voted to spend public money- not on wars, not on Wall Street bailouts, not on one of a zillion pork barrel projects.... but healthcare, for the people!

Every one of the 178 house republicans opposed the bill.

Likely President Obama will have a huge press conference so he can make a big deal about signing the bill. 32 million people will have health insurance as a result. Savor it!

Ted Kennedy is probably smiling from above.

I know this is a "rough start" to America fumbling it's way to true Universal health care. But we also know that it is not something the government is new to.
Medicare & the VA have been running "Socialized Medicine" for decades. Ironically- Medicare is an item people seem genuinely happy with. So they don't have to reinvent the wheel.

Whatever plan they begin with will not stay the same. There will be kinks to work out, and fine tuning along the way. Health Insurance companies are still involved, but new rules will kick in, and they will need scrutiny to make sure they are not inventing creative ways to circumvent the new rules.

The GOP would have us think we have lost freedom.
Yet others are celebrating the freedom of no longer being denied coverage, and having the health care deck, stacked against us.

The hope is the program will migrate away from the for-profit insurance based format, and become a real public option.

The government finally took action & this may cause less than 45,000 people per year from dying needless deaths. And it ticked off the GOP.
Win-win in my book!

SHOCKING AND INHUMANE.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


nonnie9999 said...

someone tell princess sarah that that hopey changey thing is workin' just fine for us!

Fran said...

Well community organizing is hard work.... it's easier to go to book signings, and meetings with only people that agree.