Health Care Reform for Dummies
Can someone please tell me why these people are mad?
Havent they watched SICKO? Well maybe their Senators should hold a town hall meeting where they watch the Michael Moore documentary about health insurance in America and let see if they continue to bitch and moan about Prez Obamas proposed reform.
I wont pretend to know the ins and outs of the bill that is on the table but I do know I need cheaper health care.
After being laid off in December, I opted to continue my health care coverage. If it wasnt for Obama offering economic assistance for COBRA users I could not afford my health plan. The 65% reduction was just what I needed.
Dont be fooled, I am a journalist but the well is drying up. My peers and I talk about how bad it is. Some of us have had to move, others are working jobs they would have laughed out just six months ago and some are getting in on the system. Even Ive considered going down to get food stamps.
Time For Food Stamps?
When it comes to health care, its something that I cant afford to be without. Its also something that I cant afford to pay for each month as an independent journalist.
Seeing these people go ape shit over a health care plan that wants to treat everyone fair and equal further proves that:
1 People love to yell and scream
2 We are a selfish country
3 Senior Citizens think the government is out to kill them
4 Most Americans have no idea what the reform really entails
To debunk these myths and fears, the white house launched http://www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck. I suggest you check it out.
Perhaps if Prez Obama created another 30 minute long commercial that aired on all channels explaining his plan, Americans will get it. I suggest he enlists the creators of School House Rock to direct the spot. I envision little pills and syringes dancing on an examination table singing along about the virtues of a better health care system. Dont act like you wouldnt watch. How many of us today only know what a bill is because of this:
Im telling you, animation and a cute song will win everyone over.