Monday, March 22, 2010

Celebrating Health Care Reform

"In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."

-Henri Fredric Amiel

It was needed. It was historic. It was about DAMN TIME! No doubt you have heard by now that we finally have health care reform in this country! I am rather happy about that, we have needed it for a long time. I am one of the lucky ones, I have health insurance, but there are others not as lucky as Alan and I. If you have ever had to watch a family, without insurance, try to make the difficult choices involved with having a lack of insurance, you know how heartbreaking that situation can be. Am I 100% happy with the bill? The short answer is NO. The more complex answer is YES, but I wish it had gone further. I wish it contained the PUBLIC OPTION. There are a few other points I wish had been done differently, but I will save those points for another time. In a nut shell, this is a positive step in the right direction. This is why I voted for Obama, and I am proud of him and all the democrats who voted with their conscience, despite being spit on, and having to endure racial and homophobic slurs cast their way.

Republicans don't really do much anymore, except yell, and obstruct anything the Obama administration tries to do to improve life.

Even as I sit here writing this, the news is reporting that 11 states are filing lawsuits to try about stop the bill, calling it unconstitutional. It's no surprise that all 11 attorney generals are REPUBLICANS!

If you are a republican, and you are reading this, ask yourself just one question...


Are they actually doing something for you, or are they busy making sure something isn't done for others?They lost big in 2008 and their pride has led them to the sorry state they are in now. If they think that they will be getting some kind of revenge in the fall... well... we will just see about that! Nice. They are so busy seeking revenge for their wounded pride, they couldn't find the time to be a part of making America a healthier place for everyone. So very sad.


By the way, I am celebrating HCR by making an appointment for a mammogram. My appointment with Mr. Squishy is next week. Wish me luck.


Health Care Reform Changes Occurring First...

Small Business Tax Credits

Closing the Medicare Part D "Donut Hole"

Free Preventative Care Under Medicare

Help for Early Retirees

Insurance Rescission's Ended

Immediate Help for the Uninsured

Coverage for Kids with Pre-existing Conditions

Extended Coverage for Your Adult Kids

More Doctors and Nurses

More Community Health Centers

No More Lifetime Coverage Benefits Limits

More Bang for your Insurance Buck

Read all about these changes here.


Jama said...

Good luck with that mean machine, Carly! I had mine done last year and hate the whole process of pancaking the breasts but I guess no choice. Need that peace of mind!

Suzanne R said...

Celebrating by getting a mammogram is a new thought for me. LOL! But I guess that is a good thing to do for oneself, in order to make sure you are healthy. I'm due again in May.

Some of the Republicans are just downright rude. I am registered Republican and haven't changed to being a Democrat yet, and I got very demanding letters saying I had to returned them. On them, I put that I was a liberal Republican. I don't quite know how to change to being a Democrat. That might be something to look into.

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fredamans said...

Congratulations on the Healthcare!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey girl,
LOVE this post. Once again, I'm with you all the way. Your brave to post political views.
Good luck w/ the mammo!


happily retired gal said...

Well put ... I'm celebrating right along with you. Health Reform is long overdue! Hope all goes well with your mammogram.
Hugs and blessings,