Thursday, November 19, 2009

the health insurance industry, are the real death panels

America's health care system is second only to Japan... Canada, Sweden, Great Britain, ... well all of Europe. But you can thank your lucky stars we don't live in Paraguay!
-Dan Castellaneta, Actor


The senate health bill is coming down to a vote. It is an important issue and America needs it. We have a busted health care system where the health insurance companies arbitrarily decide who get coverage and who doesn't. They also will research back and find obscure reasons to deny coverage for a major illness that the consumer thought they were covered for, there by denying coverage at a critical time in their lives. They, the health insurance industry, are the real death panels. A health bill will be good for America. America has to understand that the Republicans are supporting the lies of the health insurance companies, who are fighting to protect profit, and their monopoly. Health care premiums are out of control. It is time to reform the system. We must address the problems facing the American health care system.
This is not a perfect bill but it is a start. If it passes it will still have to go to reconciliation and be approved before it can become law. Ultimately we need to break the monopoly of the health insurance industry. We need the right to opt out of our coverage and select the best coverage and not be trapped in a system that limits choice.

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We need transparency at the Fed Reserve. We need to know how much they are giving to the banks and what banks they are giving it to. Why don't the banks and the Fed want us to know what they are doing with our money? See The Huffington Post special report "Audit The Fed Effort Under Threat In House"


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President Obama has concluded his Asia trip. He has generated a chorus of criticism from the Right Wing media and Conservative politicians. The statements are bogus attempts to lower the presidents standing with the American people. No matter what he did he would be criticized. There is no act, deed or accomplishment that he could do that they would not find fault with. As opposed to George W. Bush who would be praised for anything no matter how wrong, dishonest or illegal.

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The Right wing media hate speech and Evangelical/Fundamentalist Right are Trolling for assassins.


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Recommended Book:
Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis by Al Gore
It is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve the climate crisis. The only missing ingredient is collective will.
Properly understood, the climate crisis is an unparalleled opportunity to finally and effectively address many persistent causes of suffering and misery that have long been neglected, and to transform the prospects of future generations, giving them a chance to live healthier, more prosperous lives as they continue their pursuit of happiness.
Our Choice gathers in one place all of the most effective solutions that are available now and that, together, will solve this crisis. It is meant to depoliticize the issue as much as possible and inspire readers to take action—not only on an individual basis but as participants in the political processes by which every country, and the world as a whole, makes the choice that now confronts us.
There is an old African proverb that says, "If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together."
We have to go far, quickly.
We can solve the climate crisis. It will be hard, to be sure, but if we can make the choice to solve it, I have no doubt whatsoever that we can and will succeed.

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