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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thoughts on Health Care Reform, or, why can't we take care of our people?

After watching all the craziness transpire this summer over the simple concept that the United States of America should do a better job providing health care for our people, I've never come to despair. Fortunately there are a few notes of simple sanity going around the Web today, and now I feel a little better:
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Jan Burch thinks that no one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick. If you agree, please post this as your status for the rest of the day.
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That's from Facebook. Lots of my FB friends are posting this as their status update, and I am, too. If you're on FB, please copy it and join us! And now here's my favorite thought on Health Care Reform, from who else but dear, departed First Cat Socks ~
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Wouldn't you know it, the wisdom of a Cat cuts through all the noise we humans can generate for ourselves!

4 comments:

AMIdesigns said...

Living in the UK where we have free health care through the NHS, I really am baffled by the people who are against such an idea. Yes we have waiting lists, yes there can be a postcode lottery for treatments, so yes there are problems. But untimately if me or one of my family get ill, I know we won't have the worry of paying out for treatment.

Jan 4 Insight said...

Thank you for posting this thoughtful comment. Americans as a whole are sadly deficient in their appreciation of the solutions to be found in countries outside the U.S. I spend a lot of time on political discussion forums, such as HuffingtonPost.com, and it is always illuminating to read similar posts by residents of Canada, the UK, Australia, and so on.

One to remember, though, is that the profit motive of the insurance companies is an enormous roadblock to reform. It's the insurance co's and other special interests that are driving the anti-reform efforts. The noisy protesters you see in the news are really just shills for the insurance co's, whether they know it or not.

Wee Sparrow said...

I'm an American living in the UK and I'm absolutely baffled when I hear Americans questioning the use of a national healthcare plan.

In February, I had terrible chest pains (turned out to be nothing serious) and was pretty sure I was going to die. I was rushed to hospital and cared for to an excellent standard. When I was discharged the next day, I just sat there and sat there, waiting to sign something or to be handed a load of paperwork or a bill. The matron (head nurse) just smiled at me and shooed me out, saying "You don't have to pay to stay alive here, love". :-)

And she was right. No one should have to choose between eating and taking medication. No one should be afraid to go to the doctor because of the bill.

"Socialised" medicine isn't perfect, but at least it's fair and accessible to everyone.

*steps off soapbox*

:-)

Jan 4 Insight said...

Wee Sparrow, thank you so much for sharing your experience. Your words should be required reading for every elected official in the country!

And I'm glad your health is restored :)

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