Politics & Media
Aug 07, 2009, 05:58AM

Let's be very clear about this...

You do not have health insurance.

Right now, it appears that the biggest barrier to health care reform is people who think that it will hurt them. According to a New York Times Poll “69 percent of respondents in the poll said they were concerned that the quality of their own care would decline if the government created a program that covers everyone.” Since most Americans currently have health insurance, they see reform as a poverty program – something that helps poor people and hurts them. If that’s what you think, then this post is for you.

You do not have health insurance. Let me repeat that. You do not have health insurance. (Unless you are over 65, in which case you do have health insurance. I’ll come back to that later.)

  • Will it ever be possible, in this country, to seperate the economic desire to profit off of the healthcare industry from the humanistic necessity to provide quality medical care to our own citizens? Right now the dollar is winning. Realisticly speaking I believe that the dollar will always win in this land of opportunity

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  • So opposition to health care "reform" is fueled primarily by ignorance? Keep thinking that. (Oh, and maybe, one day, our brilliant legislators will get around to reading the bill...) P.S. If you want to lament the profit motive's presence in health care, you had better be volunteering 60 hours per week at your local hospital. You cannot have your cake and eat it too.

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