Posts tagged ‘health care reform’

Huh?


Ok Cookie monsters … riddle me this because the Cookie is in one helluva quandary over people losing their gat DAMNED minds over¬†health care reform – one area specifically … and it’s not even a brain-teaser!

I mean, am I not required to buy auto insurance to protect me, my car and others on the road?
Huh? Like yeah and stuff??

So how come none of the attorneys general, Republitards or other unprogressives ever complained that forced insurance coverage for autos is unconstitutional?
Huh? (it’s ok … I know …)

Why are they crying like big, fact babies that mandatory health insurance is unconstitutional?
Huh? (it’s ok … I know …)

Can anyone sort that out for me?
Huh? (it’s ok … I know …)

XOXO,
Cookie ūüėČ

March 26, 2010 at 10:23 am 2 comments

Senator Badass (D-MN)


… at least someone’s read the bill …

December 16, 2009 at 11:07 am 1 comment

Welcome back! Now get to work!


As Congress prepares to return to work after the holiday break, I’m curious to see what the Senate does with the health care reform bill debate.

And by curious I mean I hope they don’t freefall into a stagnant mess of rhetoric, rumor and ridiculousness but actually and frealz engage in the kind of serious debate that can move this issue toward a meaningful conclusion for everyone.

HAHAHAHAHA!!!
Oh, I know … tr√®s amusant but hey, stranger things could happen, right?
I mean, it could happen in a half-life alternate universe where elected officials actually do the work of the job they were chosen to do, right?

November 30, 2009 at 11:10 am 2 comments

House rules


Oh sure, the health care bill thankfully passed the house, but only on a very narrow 220-215 vote.
But eh, given the way these mo’s work shit out, it’s a wonder anything gets done!

Get ready for the five most frustrating minutes I’ll ever give you …

November 9, 2009 at 10:26 am 2 comments

Serve & Protect


If police protection was rationed run like health care:

This is a Top-20 finalist in the Organizing For America health care reform video contest. Want to see more?
::: Of course you do! :::

Check ’em out here and vote for your fave!

And, if you want to know more about how our current health care system (and lack of public option) affects REAL people in our country – check out WriteChic Press and search her fantabulous blog using the term ‘Eric De La Cruz’.
::: You’ll want to have a hanky ready to dry your eyes and a pillow ready to practice your legislative face-punch¬†:::

November 2, 2009 at 11:02 am 2 comments

Rare photo!! Bipartisanship in action!!



Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., left, shakes hands with committee member Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine after a committee vote on the health care reform bill today.

It’s NOT just a myth!

Way to go, Olympia Snowe!
::: The ONLY Republican senator professional enough to put politics aside and at least try to do the right thing. :::
 
“When history calls, history calls.”
– Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine

October 13, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Health Care ReFAIL


So, I’m gettin’ all d√©j√† vu-ey over this whole health-care reform issue because I gots a bayud feeling whatever version of this pitifully lame mockery of health-care reform initiative makes it to my boyfriend’s desk – it’s not going to end up providing any actual ‘reform’.
I know it. You know it. Reconize.

I mean, no doubt — the needs are there.
You simply can’t argue that something must be done to help the more than dental46 million uninsured Americans.
::: For those keeping score — that’s nearly 15% of all Americans — more people than in all of Canada or Spain and twice as many as Venezuela or Australia. That’s a lot of people, people!!! :::

Nor can you argue that the cost of health care has put those with so-so insurance on the medical skids and those with nice plans think they’re all fine and dandy because they aren’t the ones paying the hidden costs (all you so-sos are)¬†and they’re basically sheilded from the suffering of their poor, uninsured neighbors.
::: And don’t even start. It’s a no-brainer. Yes.¬†You should care about your
neighbors. :::

O’Baby says whatever bill is brought before him must broaden coverage, slow long-term cost increases and be deficit-neutral (mmm hmm) — all of this in spite of an expected price tag of more than $1 trillion over the next decade. And he wants it paid for without increasing taxes on the 95 percent of Americans who earn less than $250,000 a year.

Superbly scary pricetag aside, it might not pinch that other 5% quite as waitingmuch as they think to ante up considering they take in more than one-third of all pay in the U.S.

A new Wall Street Journal analysis of Social Security Administration data from 1979 and 2006 revealed the inflation-adjusted after-tax income of the richest 1% of households increased by a gargantuan 256 percent, compared to measly 21% for families in the middle income quintile.

They received “nearly $2.1 trillion of the $6.4 trillion in total U.S. pay in 2007, the latest figures available,” the report states. And those compensation numbers “don‚Äôt include incentive stock options, unexercised stock options, unvested restricted stock units and certain benefits.”

So, I’m sorry, but you’ll have to forgive me if I don’t rush out to get my boo hoo on for them right away. This ‘caste’ing of American society is a little too ‘fall of ancient Rome economy’ if you ask me, which you didn’t but it’s my blog so nyah nyah nyah nyah.

Oh but it doesn’t matter anyway.
I mean, for starters, the various and sundry versions of versions of the plans making the rounds through Congress include some of O’Bossyboss’ ‘must haves’, but – according to the Congressional Budget Office — none of them do enough to slow health care cost increases.

SHOCK!

Add to that the harsh reality that nothing will ever change until and unless the government stops pretending that insurance companies are in the healthcare business.
Here’s a lesson kiddies: Insurance companies are in the profit industry. They do not provide health care, they don’t usually pay for some of it.

Bottom line? The whole reform issue is scary. It’s a thorny bush no one’s wanted to prune for, like EVER!
And, while¬†it’s perfectly natural for rank and filers like you and me to fear making a big change like this, it’s also wholly unacceptable for the people representing me you us to flap and squawk and click their heels about the work, the sacrifice, the harship of it all … and in the end do nothing of any consequence.

The current system is rotting the country from the inside like a cancer … and cancer doesn’t discriminate.

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July 23, 2009 at 3:42 pm 4 comments


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