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One Step Closer To Disaster

Posted by Anthony on December 21, 2009

Late last night, the Senate passed a procedural vote for its health care bill. A vote on final passage is expected on Christmas Eve (how convenient). After that, the two houses of Congress would merge their bills for a final vote. Bipartisanship took no role in this 60-40 vote.

I noticed, as I watched this midnight vote occur, that Harry Reid uses emotion to put forth his case. He brought up individual constituent cases that might seem heartbreaking, but everyone has their sob story. He argues that action needs to take place now – and yet the bill takes action in 2013.

What. The. Hell.

Does that mean all those deaths from “a lack of insurance” (let’s remember that people with insurance also die) can be placed on Harry Reid for not letting the bill’s job begin earlier, like 2010?

Such a question might be too difficult for a politician to answer.

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Nelson Is On Board

Posted by Anthony on December 19, 2009

Oh crap?

U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, the lone Democratic holdout on the Senate health care reform bill, has reached an agreement with Democratic leaders, several Democratic senators said Saturday on Capitol Hill.

Seems like Democrats in Congress are more worried about that Christmas deadline than putting forth a real bill with real solutions.

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Dying From A Lack Of Insurance?

Posted by Anthony on December 12, 2009

How does one die from a lack of insurance? One can go to a free clinic or an Emergency Room. Is it that Medicaid is not properly funded?

Well then why not spend some of that one trillion, dedicated to radically changing the US health care system, on Medicaid? Patch the holes, but do not tear down and rebuild.

Because there is no need for that, and every American knows this. It is not a push for socialism, as many far right citizens have cried out. But it is unnecessary, and the motive behind it is political, not the benefit of helping others out.

2,000 pages for a bill – who the hell is going to read 20 pages of it? No one. Not Congress, and not the average citizen.

Put funds into unfunded programs that can work. No more of this nationalized health care business – it helps no one. Sure, everyone has access to health care, but not everyone gets to use it.

45,000 uninsured die. Many more insured die. The US health care system needs real solutions; some need to focus on insurance companies and what they can/can’t do, others need to focus on the system itself. Moving records to computers saves money and is easier to use.

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