Ms. Information

I got yet another viral email saying that the Health Care System in the UK is "bad."

Well they fibbed - it just isn't.

The UK Health Care System is a whole lot better than what we have. We have to struggle with greedy, unaffordable, unreliable and unethical insurance companies.

Wake up Americans!

If you think you already have "good" health insurance - just wait until the sad day when you really need it and they refuse to deliver.

Call your Representatives, Senators and the White House to weigh in on this issue if you want a Public Option - just like Medicare that every Senior currently enjoys.

"Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
- Jesus, as reported in Matthew 25:40

So why am I not hearing any of those heretofore outspoken Christian Fundamentalist voices filling the airwaves in charitable support of this no-brainer?

Over 45 million people are uninsured and have no access to health care.

And the #1 cause of home foreclosure is overwhelming health-care debt.


Each of us must be willing to speak out - loudly and often - to be heard over the shouting insurance-sponsored mobs that intimidate town hall meetings across the country this Summer.

Now that I got this irritating thing off my chest, I'm hearing the easel call me . . .


Vanesss Morris said...

HI Karin,

I am English and can confirm that the National Health System is far superior in every way to the American. In England we all contribute to the National care automatically - a universal system - so when I am well I am helping someone ill, when I am young I am helping someone old. If I get ill, or old (bound to happen)then someone else is helping me! So simple!

The word "contribute" is always used. I think that England being a small Island has a greater history of everyone looking out for each other, "we're all in this together".

Over here the health care is exploitative, expensive and primarily for the elite who can afford it. Very, very scary.

Best wishes

Vanessa from N W Pacific

My Painting Studio said...

When I hear my fellow countrymen spread lies about universal health care I am filled with shame at their lack of compassion.

Of course "we're all in this together" everywhere on earth and I don't understand why so many people don't get it.

Thanks for your comments Vanessa. It helps to counter the lies.