Health Care Reform Debate
Please share your health care reform opinion below. Comments will be updated three times daily.
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Health Care Reform Debate
The nation is divided on the subject of health care reform, as are our political parties. My own opinion has changed over the years. I bought into the Health Care Lobby's bologna in the past. I drank the Kool-Aid, so to speak, that government run health care would be a disaster for most Americans. However, the more I study the subject and get to know very poor people who are not covered, and regular folk you might not consider poor, who some Republicans says choose to "go naked" without coverage, I see the responsibility we have to give our countrymen the basic need of health care.
I myself went against my lifelong Republican Party loyalty to vote for President Obama because of his "hope" message and health care promise. Since then, I've discovered there were many more good reasons to vote for the current President. I'm now proud to call myself an Independent.
We say we are a God fearing nation. Well then, why does the conservative party that claims to be closer to God (mainly because of the abortion issue) seek to stymie free health care and basic services for those who cannot afford it. We feed the poor and heal the sick! The number of people who are not on welfare, but still poor enough to not afford health care, is significant. I've been given an opportunity to see this with my own eyes.
Also, I understand how a major illness can destroy the lives of an entire family whose health insurer may indiscriminately (or at least questionably) decide the sick person does not qualify for specific coverage involving specific illness due to some manufactured (or decided upon) disqualifying reason. Despite having insurance, an entire family can see its quality of life nearly instantly destroyed by such a decision, which I have also seen first hand. We need to take God's work out of the hands of insurance companies.
What do you think? Comment below.
Before you comment, please take a look at this insider's view. This man ran PR for a large insurance company. I like to call his previous position, Chief Liar. He understands the game that is being played by the insurance companies from his experience on the inside. Wendell Potter served as the Head of Corporate Communications at Cigna (NYSE: CI), and his words serve as a wake up call.
Let's call a spade a spade! Not giving Americans the free health care they need is not a proud characteristic of capitalism. It is, rather, inhumane!
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