I see only a handful of senators and congress critters are visibly out there fighting for a plan to save health care. Now the insurance companies have chimed in with their position. Like a coin toss of heads I win tails you lose they have indicated that it doesn't matter what happens they will continue to raise rates. Latest figures put that at 110% increase. Is there anyone out there who could have any of their bills increased by that figure and expect to pay it? I didn't think so. This report put together by an insurance group called AHIP (you might recall that they were the ones who gave the screaming points to the teabaggers this past summer). There's an objective organization.. no? They know that once there's a public option to health care the game is over. Like the parisites they are they won't be able to suck the life blood out of their policy holders any longer. They're looking for every loophole every scare tactic they can think of at the moment to squash this plan. But they may have played their cards wrong on this. They may have played the fear card too soon because as we all know fear only works for a short while. When fear is replaced with facts and understanding it evaporates and progress is made.
Some of the senators who've been well paid for by the insurance companies would have you believe that no one is for a public option. Polls seem to show otherwise. But one particular representative Anthony Weiner from NY would like you to throw your two cents into the debate and inform these ill informed senators that the people of this country are indeed in support of a public option and he's set up a web site so you can express your thoughts:
Countdown to health care
I hope you'll pop over and throw in your thoughts.
As for death panels for grandma, she'll probably out live me. She has Medicare and I have nothing. So if you don't have health insurance at the moment then that is like a government run death panel. They get to live with their Cadilac plan and you get to die.