Thursday, June 28, 2012

Go Ahead and Kiss Him

He will turn into a me on this one....and health insurance is about to become affordable and available to all.


Cathy said...

i just brought up your post. And as I'm reading it - Keith, sitting across from me - is having a meltdown about this subject. So many thoughts . . . so many implications for this great good land.

Nursejoan said...

There's no such thing as a free lunch . . . somebody has to pay. Just got notice that my health insurance premium is going up 20% in July.

threecollie said...

Cathy, I thought of you and Keith often while discussions of this disaster went on yesterday. The other side trots out horror stories of folks denied medical care as a good reason to make it worse for everyone. Their anecdotes are a big hoopla-di-dah...but what about the anecdotes of thousands of families like ours that will just have to suck this mess up from one end or the other. I don't have enough money to pay all the bills....ever. If not for the kids generous gifts I wouldn't be going to camp. Where do I find the money for another gigantic bill? I have no idea. And I know that doctors hate this. Does anybody like it except as an abstract feel-good rainbow pie?

Nursejoan, and yet, it was supposed to lower our premiums.

Keith Wilson said...

There are about a zillion things wrong with Obamacare, but here the most glaring problems:

First, the country is already bankrupt and there is no money to pay for health care as we know it, so the solution is to parcel it out. If you are over 65, they cannot afford to let you have a knee replacement. If you develop cancer, they cannot afford for you to get chemotherapy. And there is a panel to decide who does and does not get treatment.
You HAVE to buy insurance (new tax) but health care becomes more like first aid. If you develop a severe disease, you will not get the best medical care in the world; you will get band-aids.

Cathy said...

Marianne. It's so big. So very big, I understand that Romney has received 4.2 million in on-line donations since the ruling.
The line is drawn.

A half hour after the decision was handed down I posted Ben Franklins response to a woman's query as he left the Constitutional Convention. She wanted to know what they had created. He replied: “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

This November, we will have the answer.

threecollie said...

Cathy, what are they doing to us? Where did the world we grew up in go? What happened to absolutes like honor and service and decency? I know logically that we are not the first generation to ask these questions, but I shudder to think what faced the generations before us who had to ask them. They talk world unity. I don't think so.