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.