Florida congressman Alan Grayson. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We have Alan Grayson to thank for reading all the fine print in healthcare insurance plans and explaining their essence in two sentences.
“Don’t get sick. If you do, die quickly,” (or go bankrupt).
That is GOPcare in a nutshell. Obamacare is a step in the right direction. It is a COMPROMISE between what we have had, GOPcare, and what I believe is the ideal, Medicare for all. If the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is flawed, and it is, it is because it is a COMPROMISE, and compromises never satisfy everyone.
Supporters of GOPcare claim that we have the best healthcare system in the world, and I suppose we do if you can afford it. Most of us cannot. My wife was born and bred in Canada and her relatives still live there and are much more satisfied with the care they receive at little cost than we are with the care we receive at a much greater cost. Of course, they and we represent the low-end of the income scale. If we were a part of the 1% and could afford the best in healthcare, our reactions to Obamacare and Canadian medicine might be different.
Logo of the Fox Broadcasting Company (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In all the discussion about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), some in the media, particularly at FOX, are quoting statistics about how some insurance premiums have risen 200-300%. However, they are not comparing comparable policies, apples to apples, they are comparing policies with vastly difference coverages, apples to prunes.
Bill O’Reilly at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, September 30, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Bill O’Reilly says that he opposes the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) because it will lead to demands for free food, clothing, housing etc. It is true that in some countries, such as those in Scandinavia, taxes are high so that government can supply a minimum standard of life for its citizens. Bill opposes that too. It is a fact that in most civilized countries, healthcare is considered a right. Are we a civilized nation or are we not? It’s your call, Bill.
Official portrait of United States Health and Human Services Secretary . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The scalp hunters in the GOP failed to capture President Obama’s scalp in the effort to repeal, defund, or delay the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Now as a consolation prize, they seek the resignation/firing of the person in charge of implementing Obamacare, Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services. If they fail again, whose scalp will they covet next?
Official portrait of United States Senator Mike Lee. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mike just can’t tell the truth. He vows to fight on. Too bad he is in office until 2016.
“The Washington Establishment cant bring itself to believe that this is why Congress has a poor approval rating because Washington doesnt listen to the American people. It ignores them. And when the American people can no longer be ignored, the administration shuts down national parks, blocks veterans from going to their own memorials, uses the IRS to target certain groups, and holds hostage critical funding for cancer research, low-income women and children, veterans health benefits, border security, and our National Guard.”