The first issue for healthcare reform is the moral question as to whether or not the majority of people in America believe it is the right of all people to have decent healthcare. I think we do. If I'm wrong, then the USA is the worst of all the industrialized countries in the world, because every other country has real universal healthcare.
The second issue is to ask the question why so many of our senators and Congressmen won't stand up for something that is fundamentally right. I believe that the real answer is that our election laws are corrupt. Until we take the money out of the electoral process, all of the morally weak politians (most of them) are afraid to buck the big money. That includes most politians on all sides of the aisle. The drug and insurance companies as well as the trial lawyers couldn't care less about the poor in this country. They only care about how much money they can make, and the rest be damned. That is a fact about our materialistic, selfish country. It will take decades, if ever, for the values of the USA to change, but I believe that the president is trying. Good for him!
Everyone should write to his/her Congressman and senators and demand comprehensive healthcare reform. If they don't vote for it, vote them the hell out of office. All of the arguments against it are bull. Every rich country in the world has healthcare for everyone. All of these states manage it for less money than we do. Some countries accomplish it for 25 percent of the US cost, per capita and by percentage of GDP. If we can't do as well as these other countries, we should blow ourselves up. It would be pitiful!
The last thing I would like to say is that 99 percent of all Americans are Christain, Jewish or Islamic. All three religions literally demand that every single human being treat all other humans as they want to be treated. Let all of the big -mouth politicians and TV pundits announce that they are for selfish and greedy self-concern and are willing to go against their own religion. Hypocricy reigns in America, and it's shameful.
Hardwick Township, NJ
Oct 27 2009 - 2:27pm