So Howard Dean seems to have endorsed the latest Health Care bill that dropped the Public Option. So I guess if it's okay for him it's okay for me.
I should point out that he didn't actually say it was all that okay. He said it was a good start, but that more can and should be done. I can live with that I guess. I just worry about those who can't.
Because of ... well I'm not exactly sure, but a few months ago I started a Facebook page. Mostly because people kept saying they couldn't find my page and then seemed aghast when I told them I didn't have one.
ANyway, an old friend, who is pretty far right, "friended" me on there and then proceeded to go on about how no one wanted health care reform and they especially didn't want it "shoved down our throat."
It amazes me that something that polled so high for the last 20 years is still viewed by those on the right as something "no one wants".
Recently I've had my fair share of experiences with the current health care system. I'm grateful that those who are facing the issues they face have the coverage they have which allows them to take part in what their doctor has prescribed. But I can tell you without doubt. That were I in their health situation. i would be in deep trouble.
I have good coverage, but I've learned it doesn't cover everything. And I've also learned that not everyone has as good a coverage as they may think.
My neighbor just lost her parents. Not at the same time, and both over the course of two years. But wow, what she, and I, learned about health-care would stun most people I'm sure.
"No one wants this health-care crap," my friend commented, and we "especially don't want it shoved down our throat." Well I pray, I honestly do pray that he is never faced with the situations I see around me. People who are prescribed medications they simply cannot afford. Medications that may prolong life or, at the very least, make them more comfortable.
It amazes me that health-care is a political issue. That there are those who would rather trade in the public's access to affordable care for their political ambitions.
I've never been one of those who have called for boycotts, or marches or what have you. But I can't help but wonder if things would be different if our elected officials were forced to take the same medical coverage a majority of Americans have.
I wonder if they would vote differently if they discovered their health plan wouldn't cover a $1,200 a week dose of chemotherapy. I just wonder.