"War is the greatest threat to public health." - Gino Strada, Italian war surgeon and founder of the UN-recognized Italian NGO Emergency

Saturday, October 31, 2009

(Affordable and Universal) Health Care For All!!!


I have avoided getting into the health insurance fray; there are enough people battling over that one, and we've got enough problems trying to stop more than one occupation of a foreign land, and prevent the next war. But since you asked - YES, we need universal health care! At very least we need to ensure that any legislation coming out of Washington, D.C. at least:

  1. has a national public health insurance option,
  2. ensures that health care is affordable,
  3. funds any programs through progressive taxation,
  4. requires employers to pay some fair share of employee health benefits, and
  5. reigns in abusive practices by insurance companies.

O.K., that's it. I've said it. Isn't it time to take the GREED out of health care? How about Health Care instead of Warfare? Is it my imagination, or are people questioning and challenging health care/insurance issues far more than the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan??? I will close with something from the One Poster Is Worth A Thousand Words department. It makes the point, don't you think???

For all the money that is being thrown around to resist the "public" option and ensure that the insurance industry (and other big players) get what they want, we could probably help provide health care to millions of people in need. It's simply a function of the Biblical question: "Where is our treasure?"

To Everyone's Health (and Peace of Mind),


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