I have noticed that virtually all of our Republican Congresscritters are exhibiting symptoms of zombie-like behavior, with rapid deterioration of the brain functions that control honesty, empathy and common sense.
(Can you tell that I'm exasperated?)
The caption for the cartoon below is: "Sweetheart, the Republicans say it is better to be sick than to be a Socialist."
How dumb is this?
Irrational fears of the imaginary horrors of a single payer health care plan appear to be leading our Nation into intellectual paralysis.
Thanks heavens I just qualified for Medicare (a socialist plan if ever there was one).
As a self-employed artist I had to purchase health insurance for myself. The best policy I could get cost a whopping $800.00 + per month (with a $10,000.00 deductible).
That rip-off policy was an attempt to protect my family in case of a catastrophic illness.
Spreading disinformation about a single payer health appears to be a product of insufficient moral education and/or corruption and greed.
Any plan that leaves health care in the hands of the private for-profit insurance industry really frightens me.
Ever seen Michael Moore's film "Sicko?" It's a chilling account of Private Health Insurance companies run amok. I think it's nonsense that private insurance companies need to be protected...they don't do a good job.
I think that a good health reform would be "Medicare for all," a single-payer system where the government would cover everyone and pay for it by cutting out waste in the system.
I've heard that Canada provides healthcare for all of its citizens for $49 per month per person - or - $80 per month per family. That's affordable - and their healthcare is excellent!