Maybe I was wrong when I believed any one could understand the argument that each person has a right to life, liberty and justice. Insurance companies do not have the right to slash people from their insurance plan for preexisting conditions, no matter how small or big. Our core principle in providing health care, should be making it accessible to all. We are playing defensive medicine. We are waiting for people to get sick and them attempt to heal them. The public option will ensure each child is checked for breathing problems, screened for preconditions, family history etc. Things like this will cost money but the real benefit is reaped when people see the doctor less by choice, not necessity. Simple cancer screening, catching things before they develop into preexisting conditions!
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
The current corporate model to deliver health care is to increase profits by finding ways to cut services and to deny people coverage. By denying services for preexisting conditions and other tricks, the insurance company has set it up to cover as few people as possible, minimizing the risk the insurer takes on, simple economics. Therefore the services they are providing are being rationed so the insurance company saves money by not providing the services promised to customers. The practice of "purging the sick" will stop once the President signs a health care reform bill. If conservatives cannot agree to this, I can assure you they are representing the insurance companies instead of voters.
For the people who cannot understand how health care is an inalienable right, protected under the Constitution. Understand how the health insurance industry was setup not to cure sick people but to make a profit!
Maybe legislators and progressives have a communication problem. The message is being lost in translation. So I found a person who might be better apt to explain things to people with low capacity for complex arguments. T Pain might be able to explain it in more simple terms and with a banging beat.
The inspiration for this post came from Jim Demint. The water loo himself, proclaimed the insurance companies will win again this week after saying the same thing back in July.
"If it(health care) goes through, I think we go over the cliff as a country,” Certainly strong rhetoric from a seemingly confident man. I am going to focus on OVER THE CLIFF! I do not want to take a guess at what it means! I would be wasting my time because it does not mean a damn thing. I want to focus on when the President signs the bill and how our country will be driven off the proverbial cliff. Will our country be closer to living up to its dream of providing a chance of life, liberty and justice to each of its citizens? I think so. A healthier America will emerge, hopefully a new Republican Party will emerge. I have no doubt that the Republican party will be defeated and the Democrats will achieve something to hang their hats on. The Republicans are on the wrong side of history and it is way to late in the game to change teams. The whole conservative agenda seeks to destroy the middle class and our planet. The Republicans still have their votes, they better use them wisely if they want a chance to elected again. I expect the health care bill to get numerous republican votes, both in the House and Senate.