Monday, August 17, 2009

I'm back...

I was on a much needed vacation but now I'm back. Just a one thing to say before I sit down for some real writing.

Health care is a right. It is that simple. Just like a public education is in the best interest of the rest of society, so is quality health care. To that end, a public option is what veterans and seniors have and I think the rest of us should have one too. It works for them and no one calls it "socialism." Why should access to health care for the rest of us be any different? You know who doesn't want a public option? The health insurance companies, and they are paying millions of dollars to lobby firms to make sure that you don't get it.

They are making money on your fear of illness and on not paying for health care. They have thousands of people on the payroll whose job it is to make it hard for you to collect on the insurance for which you have paid. Don't let the republicans or the insurance lobby bullshit you, you deserve access to health care. If adequate health care isn't an innate part of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness", then what is?

1 comment:

Martini said...

I would agree with this. But then again, I live in an igloo up here in Canada. There's just one thing to remember - a lot of people think it's "free" health care, but in reality, we are paying for it with heavy taxes. For the most part it works - but I've also experienced it when it doesn't work, as I was put on the NINE-week "emergency" wait list for an MRI. I had the money so I chose to have the MRI done 3 days later in New York State instead. Your system does have one main benefit - speed.