|President Obama-Health Care Bill|
Bob went on to say that people don't have health insurance because they are lazy, deadbeats, etc.
It is hard to imagine what planet Bob comes from and what size blinders he is wearing. Those blinders must be the super-dooper-size that obliterate the most glaring facts of today's economy. For instance, at what point did Bob decide not to make the correlation that people who have lost their jobs, their homes and have no paychecks coming in are not going to be able to afford health insurance premiums and deductibles?
I am delighted that Bob's job provides for his health insurance and he is able to pay the premiums and deductibles for his family. However, I submit to Bob and those like him that once your employer gives you the boot, you and those like you, will be the first ones to start screaming for your "right to health coverage", especially if your spouse or child is diagnosed with something that is progressive and requires constant medical monitoring to minimize the effects of the disease, prolonged their life and give them the best quality of life available.
Perhaps there are some issues with Nationalized Health Insurance and we could choose the best available model of all the ones utilized throughout every industrialized Nation and make the necessary adjustments to suit our needs, but the fact remains that what we have in place now is far worse than Nationalized Health Insurance or doing absolutely nothing.
AFRAID OF CHANGE?
Perhaps we can ease these people's fears by slowly and carefully explaining that change is inevitable. Change will happen both through action or inaction.
Through Action, we have more control over the outcome, through inaction, we have none. Life around us will continue to move no matter how still we are. Our bodies will continue to age even if we remain still. Change will happen and we can choose to be a part of the process or a by-standard who has things happen to them. We can play victim and complain and do nothing, or we can refuse to be ignored in favor of the "haves" and stop being the "have nots" and move into action and change what does not work.
After all, we have been passive all this time, but it does not mean we are insane and will continue to do things the same way expecting a different result. Of course not!, we are not Bob.
They have ridden the ride and they are fighting to stay on top. On top of billions of dollars wasted and ripped off from the tax payers.
For people like Bob, what he does not understand is that his insurance premiums and deductibles are nothing compared to the BILLIONS these insurance companies over charge Medicare for everything. It is government money, therefore it is free money.
No Bob, it is not, it is your hard earned taxes going these companies you seem to idolize. When a wheelchair that can be obtained for $500 is charged as $4,000 to Medicare, Bob... YOU are paying for it.
Maybe if we explain it this way, you will get on board and understand why so many of us are bucking for change to stop the fraud and institute FAIRNESS.
Medicare was overcharged by a hospital for 5 units of chemotherapy per patient when they only did one per patient. It is a 5 to 1 profit ratio and whoever devised it was a crook, a thief and ANTI-AMERICAN. There! I said it Bob, deal with it and you can read all about it here.
Hospitals are not the only ones of course, everyone gets a piece of the pie as long as they are not the consumer. Those who supply much needed medical equipment are called vendors. They vend their wares to you and they bill our current NATIONALIZED HEALTH INSURANCE known as MEDICARE..... Oh yes, the middle man!
Even someone as unconcerned about business practices as the Bush administration is actually raising eyebrows high enough to make them stop and take notice of these middle men. Below is an excerpt of the article and the full article can be read here.
Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, said Friday that the Government, for the first time, would set national standards for suppliers of medical equipment, requiring them to be more attentive to consumers' complaints and to repair or replace any defective items sold to Medicare beneficiaries
Not only do they overcharge but they have no problem leaving defective supplies with consumers who have, until now, little to no recourse because one hand does not know what the other one is doing.
So Bob, in closing I have the obligation to inform you that your health insurance premiums are way too high for what you and your family are getting, your deductibles are arbitrary and you will find out how much your loyalty to these companies really means as soon as they decide that covering you and yours is just not good for their bottom line.
At that time, you will be complaining and demanding FAIRNESS and REFORM along side with everyone else.
It is appalling that people have such little ability to step out of their comfort zone and put themselves in other people's shoes. When many voices are raised in discontent, it basically means that things are not working the way they should and need to be fixed.
That requires action on all of our parts.
A new Administration is coming and not only do they need to stay on course, they need to be reminded why they were elected. Casting a vote was the first step, staying engaged for the next 4 yrs is good for the country and is good for us.
PEACE to all.