Sunday, March 21, 2010

My Opinion and Thoughts on Healthcare

   Tonight Congress passed the historical health care bill. Now begins a new era of healthcare our nation so badly needs. Also now starts months and probably years of courts fights, more voting, and more politics until things settles down into a workable plan. The vote was very close, yet it did pass by the rules of congress.
   When the vote passed I screamed hooray and broke into tears. I respect the right of everyone to have their own opinions, these are mind. All evening as I watched CNN I kept remembering how many years I did not go to a doctor because I had no insurance. Maybe, just maybe if I had had treatment and medicine for my arthritis and RA I would have the full use of my hands. Maybe I would not cry when my head hurts so much. Maybe I would be able to stand or walk more than a couple of minutes at a time.
   I raised 5 children and having no money or insurance lived in fear someone would get sick. Thankfully, there were only minor problems, typical children things. Yet I knew others families who had huge medical bills, some even taking bankruptcies because of it.
   I am sure I don’t have all the answers to the healthcare problems. It so angers me when I hear of the millions of dollars large insurance firms spend lobbying against reform. Every time I see an ad for a medicine I know some big phama company is trying to prescribe my medicine instead of my doctor. I hope and pray tonight will change that.

2 comments:

  1. I'm in total agreement with you on this, Miss Dazey. It baffles me that anyone could really be against health care insurance reform, yet I guess a lot of people are. I had one fellow tell me that he resented the fact that the government would "force" him to pay for my health care. I pointed out that when he pays his insurance premiums, he pays for other insured people's care, too, And they pay for his. All reform does is widen the pool and fix it so that everyone, regardless of income, can be insured. To me, this is just. It's caring and compassionate toward others. While I'm not a Christian, I do believe that Jesus taught this sort of compassion with the words "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

    And yet some Americans hate this. Go figure.
    -Wren

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  2. You wrote this so well! I feel the exact same way. While I did have coverage from the beginning, I know there are lots who don't and it makes me tear up when I think about it. I just don't understand why there was so much opposition. Doesn't everyone know at least someone with an illness and understand how awful it is? Would they want that person to go without treatment? it makes me so mad!!!!

    Wren, that is beautifully put.

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