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CAN WE HAS A HEALTH CARE VOTE ALREADY?

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smeddley
Mar. 22nd, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
Depends - how many more billion have they added in special interests to buy the votes they need?
smeddley
Mar. 22nd, 2010 03:11 am (UTC)
Well, never mind, seems they did, for all the good it'll do. What's that proverb? The one that comes after 'may you live in interesting times'?

...ah, yes 'may you get what you wish for'.

I'm sorry, but I think this is the crappiest thing they could have done, in the crappiest way. Why does cracking down on insurance fraud (a lot of which is Medicare and Medicaid!) cost us ANYTHING? Why all the extra dollars to politicians? What the hell happened to changing the way things were done? Transparency? Getting rid of special interest groups?

There's been no real change, none at all. And if this 'historical bill' does a quarter of what they say it will, I'll be shocked (for instance, half of their 'projected savings' is based on collecting money from people who refuse to buy mandated health insurance... so either you're insuring everyone, and it'll cost more than you say, or you're really not going to insure all those uninsured people... you can't have it both ways).
rinalia
Mar. 22nd, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
I don't really care. This is better than nothing and, well, gosh darnit, I want everyone to be able to have health care in this country.

If we can send a billion bucks over to Iraq to ensure that ALL of Iraq's people can have fucking health insurance, we can damn well do the same for our own citizens.
mandasmom
Mar. 22nd, 2010 07:10 am (UTC)
Finally!
rinalia
Mar. 22nd, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
I wanted a public option but this is a start!
yesididit
Mar. 22nd, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
i'm so relieved. even though it'll be a few years before shit changes, at least its on its way.
rinalia
Mar. 22nd, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
I agree. It wasn't the best bill and it isn't happening now, but it is a start in the right direction.
yesididit
Mar. 22nd, 2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
exactly! its a beginning. it is in no way a final 'carved in stone' version. its not perfect and they have lots of kinks to work out, but at least now they will work on it.
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