Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Health Care Test

This about sums it up:
[I]f this country cannot pass a bill which insures that every citizen has access to medical care, which every developed country has managed to do (and got done many many years ago), there is something very fundamentally and structurally wrong with this country.

Such an event, in my mind, would confirm that we live with a completely corrupt and dysfunctional form of government. Forty nine states, each with bicameral legislative bodies, some of which have distinguished themselves recently with unabashed levels of incompetency and cluelessness. Then, graft a federal government over that, which is also bicameral, the non-representative portion of it being filled with officials who are certifiable morons and/or who are bought and sold like whores by wealthy contributors.

We have, for once, an intelligent and coherent president. Only Congress and the lobbyists who fill their troughs with dough stand in the way. If we can't pass a decent health care reform bill, then this nation really is terminal.

1 comment:

panicbean said...

Hear, hear! We spent the day at Sacred Heart hospital in the ER with an elderly family member a few days ago, and the horror stories I heard while sitting there were just simply heartbreaking.

One lady sitting there with her teenage son was paying 680.00 a month for her HMO "insurance" and yet her doctor could not get her son in for an appointment until late August and she had been advised to go to the ER. The son had a fever and sore throat...........who is picking up that tab?

She and her husband, both had lost their jobs, could really use that 680.00 that they were paying for their "insurance".

The best health care in the world, yup, sure is.