I honestly dont think we can look to our gov. reps. for the answer.
For them, it is all academic. They have the best health care in the world, so for them it is just a mind game.
Fact is, gov. sponsored health care is NOT socialized medicine, it is socialized medical cost management. Same as our police force, ambulance service, etc.etc.
i read here alot of 'pros' & 'cons', toward the idea of changing our health care industry.
I would say if you are the one footing the bill, you are for changing the present system.
If you are being paid for by an employer or the gov. , then you are against changing the present system.
What gets me, is the loud talk about patriotism. Patriotism means to be for the country you live in and support.
I dont see alot of actual patriotism in the congress or our 'representatives'. Or for that matter with most of the folks I am in contact with.
Just alot of finger pointing, endless debate, and arguing.
Meanwhile, Americans are living shorter lives, our health care system is broken, and just about every other segment of our society is sub standard compared to our own standards as well as every other country in the world. Minus the truly wretched third world countries.
But since when did we have to compare ourselves to say, Uganda?
I think this whole 'debate' about health care is bullshit. I also think that many of these problems could be easily taken care of if our gov. actually cared about the American people.
No, don't ask me for the solution, do I look like a congressman, or some kind of brainiac? No, I am a working guy who pays through the nose for damm near nothing. Oh, and the rates are rising every year. Yea, I am bitter, to the tune of 575.00 bucks a month bitter.
"While Rome burned, congress argued..."
-or something like that-