Wednesday, April 28, 2010

i can't honestly tell you i agree with obama's politics on any front. that is, with the possible exception of the affordable health care for all thing. having had a family member "in the wind" for the last decade, the idea that some kind of coverage might be available for those who's places of employment are too small to offer health insurance, or the offered coverage is unaffordable, is immensely appealing to me. it is a nagging concern for a parent when one of your own goes years without coverage. not being a full time student, or if beyond the age of 26, or for a myriad of other reasons someone you love remains at risk and uncovered. why? because the system has yet to offer an appropriate option. that is unacceptable to me. sure there's arguments galore against implementing health care for all. who's going to pay for it, yada, yada, yada. i could give a rat's ass about all those arguments against it. what about all those people on welfare, who's going to pay for them, one might ask. who has paid for their health care in the past. joe taxpayer, you and i, that's who. the uninsured are without primary care physicians. where do they go when they get sick? the emergency rooms across this country are inundated with people whose sickness would be better handled by a pcp if only they had one. the cost of that routine care when provided in an emergency room setting is astronomically higher than it would be in a pcp setting. we could go on to argue about where we are going to get the needed physicians to cover the newly insured, etc., etc, etc., all are legitimate concerns whose solutions will not be easy ones. but, my main concern is that my family has coverage. if the rest of the country has coverage available too, all the better. whatever the cost in political blood, sweat and tears, there is no better time than now to implement a feasible system. washington, please cover my family. having them hanging 'in the wind" ad infinitum is giving me ulcers! aio

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