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By Misty - Posted on 28 July 2009
That is so sad. I sure hope something will come out of the health insurance reform so we don't hear these kind of stories. The health care in this country is in a very sad state.
You're always gonna hear these kinds of stories, Misty. It's the human condition. You can't please all of the people all of the time.
That's just the way it is.
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." -- Douglas Adams
My point being that no matter who is in charge, there will be stories about folks dying because they didn't get what they need.
I certainly think things will get better, but I do not now and never will believe in Utopia.
Heh -- I don't want momentum to stop and the whole thing be thrown into the can.
But I do want it to be done right now that a majority of Americans and politicians see it as a needful thing.
While almost anything is better than the system we have now I think we can shoot for something better than the lowest common denominator.
I had a giggle at the story Obama told of the lady who emailed telling him she didn't want government health insurance or socialized medicine -- leave her Medicare alone !
Democracy works best with an intelligent and informed electorate.
I'd settle for an intelligent and informed Congress :-0
One would hope that an intelligent and informed electorate would ensure that their elected officials in congress were intelligent and informed.
Lewis Black says: "A Republican will stand up in Congress and say, "I've got a really bad
idea." And a Democrat will immediately jump to his feet and declare,
"And I can make it sh*ttier.""
Try googling some health symptom like "Pain in head" and see how many people are on forums saying "Gee, I've had this pain in my head for a month and I don't have health insurance - can anyone tell me what it could be?" There are a ton of those out there. SAD SAD SAD. These "town hall shouters" should be ashamed of themselves.
I agree that it is surprising about how many older voters I see being so angry about the healthcare proposals. Of the number of people I see yelling on the news, most of them are older. For me, it is a major WTF. What the hell kind of healthcare do they think they have now? I'm just surprised by the whole thing.
I can only assume that many/most of these older folks are exactly like my parents. They believe EVERY SINGLE STUPID E-MAIL that gets forwarded to them. For having so much experience in life, for some reason these people have no common sense when it comes to e-mail or the internet. To them, if it is written in a message or on the internet, it is the God-given truth. I keep trying to convince my mother not to believe every rumor that gets forwarded to her, but it seems to do no good. She is only 64. It is not like she is a 90 year old person who can't be reasoned with.
And enough of us must know people who have had major medical issues while having no insurance. Do all of these people who are throwing fits really not know anyone who has been in this position?
You still don't realize... it's the old zero sum game. If it gets better for some (the ones who don't have insurance now) it MUST get worse for all others.
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