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I can see why the topic of Health Care Reform is such a priority in our country today. The facts and figures show compelling evidence that there is a need to fix the current system. That doesn't mean we have to scrap what we have all together and start from scratch. We, as a nation, still have the best Health Care System in the world today. Whatever IS working in that system can definitely be improved on and whatever isn't working should definitely be changed. Common sense, right?
You see, I am one of the “46 million uninsured” in America. At 46 years old, I have never had medical, dental or vision. Now, do i need it? Yes! Do I want it? of course. I thank the Lord that I have never had to have been hospitalized without insurance, yet. Being over weight and having high blood pressure, at my age, it's just a matter of time. I have always been a commission sales person, so, when I was younger and made the money, I was healthy and insurance wasn't a priority. Now that I am a small business owner and not so healthy, I can't afford it. That doesn't mean, that I believe, the government should be responsible in supplying it for me either. As it stands for me right now, I do have a regular doctor, I just don't see him as regularly as I should. I have to pay cash for my doctors visit and cash for my blood pressure medicine, so when things are tight financially, that's one of the things I sacrifice. The thing about my situation now is, when I do go to the doctors, I go to the doctor I know and trust. I have that choice. When I do go, I have an appointment and I am seen in a timely manner. Because I don't go as often as I should, usually my visits are more urgent, and require more immediate attention, so I am grateful I don't have to wait for weeks or even months to get in and be seen. This is what scares me about a government run plan. Even though it might supply me with the ability to go and be covered, the fact of having to go to a doctor that I am not comfortable with or know anything about bothers me. And if the government plan makes me wait weeks or jump through hoops to be seen, chances are, I won't go. At least not until I absolutely have to. So much for health maintenance. As a small business owner, who had to let go of his employees because of this economy, If I am waiting in lines to see a doctor for a check up, My business is closed with no one to operate it. So do I shut down my business for a couple of hours or maybe even a whole day, to go get a check up, or do I convince myself I'm fine and it can wait another month so I can run my business and make a living. It's already a strain to shut down my store just to go to the DMV. I don't even want to think about what it would be like to have the government running my doctors or hospitals.
Yes, We need reform. But as Americans, we need the freedom to be able to choose which doctors we see and when we see them. We need affordable plans, but we need plans that are best suited for our individual needs. Not some blanket system that takes away the individual factors that make up our unique medical situations. I don't want to have to look up at a monitor to see how close I am, to my number being called, when trying to see a doctor and, I don't want to have to trust what one physician says without the option of getting another opinion of a doctor with whom I am confident and comfortable.
I don't know, maybe because I have no insurance I don't have a right to be so critical. But I am not asking for the government to cover me either, or do I want to be fined $2,500 if I don't have a plan of my own. President Obama said, in his press conference last night, that it's not about him, he has the WORLDS BEST INSURANCE for his family, but proceeded to say that he believes everyone should be able to have good insurance at a reasonable cost. Well to be fair Mr. President, either give the rest of the country some of that "Worlds Best" insurance you have, or, you and your family, sacrifice and take one of the those " good insurance at a reasonable cost" plans your trying to push on us. THE U.S.
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As humans, we tend to attack things that pose a threat to us. I mean it's only natural that when someone threatens us, our way of life, our self interests, our agendas and our money, we get defensive, Right? Many people feel that, when there is a threat looming, the best course of action is to strike first, kill it before it kills us.
With that being said, why is anyone surprised at the way the Main Stream Media (MSM), which is comprised mostly of very liberal individuals, is going after Sarah Palin? I'm one of those who believe that MSM is the strongest proponent for the "Left". I mean think about it. The "Left" loves the fact that they are in the drivers seat. They're in their hay days and loving every minute of it. Do you think they want the ride to stop now? I mean, with the ferocity that the MSM went after Palin during last years election, it was obvious that they were relieved when it was all over. I mean Obama only won with 53%, and that sure wasn't the landslide the MSM predicted it would be. I give Sarah Palin the credit for closing the gap and, I believe, they do too.
I really think that the MSM and those on the "Left" were hoping to, not have to worry about Palin for ,at least, a little while. The fact that the victory party was cut short has really upset them. I mean Sarah Palin hasn't even announced what her plans are and, already the media has their claws out, ready to pounce on her. Like I said, when someone is threatened, they attack. I'm sure they have seen the latest Gallup poll which states that; " Currently, 72% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents have a favorable opinion of Palin, compared with 56% for Romney and 59% for Huckabee. But her lead on this measure largely reflects the fact that she is better known than the two former governors, given the substantially lower "no opinion" figures for her. Republicans rate each candidate more positively than negatively by better than 3-to-1 ratios." And this is in spite of the MSM's non stop attacks on Sarah Palin and her Family.
Now, I am in no way saying who ,I believe, should be the next candidate for the Republican Party or any one else. All I'm saying is this; The best way for the "Right" to gauge who the "Left" is most afraid of, in the FUTURE, is to watch WHO they are attacking NOW.
Just a Note.
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