I watched our President's speech last night on tv. All I'm going to say about it is, yes, let's do something. I'm tired of the high prices of health insurance. It's ridiculous.
I have been fortunate enough to have been able to afford health insurance my whole life. I have been close at times, to not being able to afford it. It's a scary feeling.
Others are not that fortunate. They can't afford it, they don't have a safety net. If they get sick or injured, they are in a world of hurt, physically and financially.
Some may say, " well they should get a job, not be lazy, be wise with spending" etc.
I say, " easy for you to say". I'm not saying that the good old government should take over. In fact, I'm trying to make this post touch on politics as little as possible. I'd rather take the humanitarian route, start from scratch and ask: doesn't everybody deserve a fair shot at health care? If you answer no, you are cold and calloused. That's all there is to it.
If you answered yes, then let's focus on what we can do rather than what someone else should do.
But what can we do? hmmm, good question. I don't know. Which renders this post completely useless. I hate to complain if I don't have a solution.
I haven't quite figured out if I am fully in support of the current reform idea, I need to continue to study it. But, I do know something needs to change. I also know that like gasoline, prices are inflated, and could be lowered.
And one more thing. Something that blew my mind last night during the speech. When one of the audience yelled out "LIE" after Obama said some. Wow, really? They can do that? Freedom of speech rocks!!!
Have a great day.