Saturday, July 25, 2009

Patriotic Banter

I am trying very hard, to determine which side of This new healthcare issue I want to support. There are two basics sides to the issue.

1. It makes sense to give medical coverage to the poor and disenfranchised people who can’t manage to get coverage from an employer program. No matter what the cost, no matter what happens to the economy or the medical system we already have. It is the fair way to redistribute the wealth. Isn’t that why we revere Robin Hood? After all the president says he’s going to tax the super rich elitist Americans to fund this initiative. that doesn’t affect anyone I know of. Except a friend who just went through a divorce and is faced with no medical support for the first time in her life. She would benefit and it wouldn’t hurt very many multi millionaires.

2. The conservative side of the argument says that the whole thing is a boondoggle designed to make the fledgling president look good in the eyes of the people. And if this gets enacted; the medical system in America will collapse under the weight. And within 10 years our government will be irrevocably bankrupt. Our economy will collapse and the US will cease to be a world power.

I will ask my nurse and my Doctor, both of whom I credit with saving my life several times. My doctor is the most caring person I have ever had the pleasure to know (except for my wife of 28 years). She has not only saved my life, literally, She has saved me from a fate worse than death (ie. living as a bed ridden slobbering quadriplegic). More than once. What they tell me I have believed in the past. And this issue affects them more directly than anyone I know. I will be sure to tell you their opinions and what effect they have on me and my decision.

1 comment:

AmyK. said...

I knew there had to be some doctors you liked!! Some are "good eggs", like yours.

I completely agree with you here...not sure how or which side to embrace. I do listen to a friend who lives in Canada who says that most everything BOTH sides here say about Canadian medicine is untrue...adds more confusion to the pot.