Monday, May 18, 2009
The No Party is at it again
With health care being one of Obama's top priorities the party of No is holding meetings to derail the process. Why can't these guys get a clue and for once do the right thing for a change? America if fed up with having to worry about healthcare. Why can't they realize that most Americans are just one medical emergency away from total financial disaster. And with an aging population those on fixed incomes are watching what little they have be sucked down the corporate rabbit hole. I feel sorry for anyone on medicare who has to take a variety of drugs. You get most of your scripts paid for up to a certain dollar amount then nothing is covered until you've shelled out an amount to cover all the costs (the doughnut hole). And considering most retirement funds took a beating by Wall Street last year if your not on generic meds you're screwed.
Now just add a No before the following five items and you get what the No Party is all about. If there isn't a profit in it for them it's not worth talking about. Interesting to note that this is the way healthcare used to be before the No Party got their hands on things.
5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OBAMA'S PUBLIC HEALTH INSURANCE OPTION
The choice of a public health insurance plan is crucial to real health care reform. But right now, it's being smeared by conservatives and insurance-industry front groups. Here's what you really need to know:
1. Choice, choice, choice. If the public health insurance option passes, Americans will be able to choose between their current insurance and a high-quality, government-run plan similar to Medicare. If you like your current care, you can keep it. If you don't—or don't have any—you can get the public insurance plan.2
2. It will be high-quality coverage with a choice of doctors. Government-run plans have a track record of innovating to improve quality, because they're not just focused on short-term profits. And if you choose the public plan, you'll still get to choose your doctor and hospital.3
3. We'll all save a bunch of money. The public health insurance option won't have to spend money on things like CEO bonuses, shareholder dividends, or excessive advertising, so it'll cost a lot less. Plus, the private plans will have to lower their rates and provide better value to compete, so people who keep their current insurance will save, too.4
4. It will always be there for you and your family. A for-profit insurer can close, move out of the area, or just kick you off their insurance rolls. The public health insurance option will always be available to provide you with the health security you need.5
5. And it's a key part of universal health care. No longer will sick people or folks in rural communities, or low-income Americans be forced to go without coverage. The public health insurance plan will be available and accessible to everyone. And for those struggling to make ends meet, the premiums will be subsidized by the government.6
via Move On. org