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Senator Joe Lieberman: Recession Not a Good Time for Health Care Reform

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"I give the president tremendous credit for taking on the health care problem -- and it really is a problem that we've got to deal with -- but he took it on at a very difficult time that was not of his making. In other words, we're in a recession, people are very worried about their jobs, about the economic future."
Senator Joseph Lieberman, regarding the timing not being right for health care reform

Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman is an independent (or a closet Republican) since he left the Democratic party. He is a man without principle that supports the war crimes of Israel and the wars for Empire by the United States.

Besides lacking a moral compass, he is not that smart.

He thinks that because people have no jobs they don't need health care.

I guess that makes sense to him. But it seems to me that when you don't have any money you still get sick.

Come to think of it, if you don't have a job or money then you probably don't have health insurance either. It would appear to me that this is precisely the best time to bring about reform in our health care system so that we can help those without health services.


But Lieberman gets his health care from a very good program:

....As soon as members of Congress are sworn in, they may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP). The program offers an assortment of health plans from which to choose, including fee-for-service, point-of-service, and health maintenance organizations (HMOs). In addition, Congress members can also insure their spouses and their dependents.

Not only does Congress get to choose from a wide range of plans, but there's no waiting period. Unlike many Americans who must struggle against precondition clauses or are even denied coverage because of those preconditions, Senators and Representatives are covered no matter what - effective immediately.

And here's the best part. The government pays up to 75 percent of the premium. That government, of course, is funded by taxpayers, the same taxpayers who often cannot afford health care themselves. Source: Suite 101.com

So Senator Lieberman doesn't think it is a good time for unemployed, impoverished Americans to think about health care because he and his family are well covered.

But what if we took away health care coverage for Congressman and Senators and the rest of Federal government employees?

I bet there would be an outcry against the lack of health care services in this country by those formerly well covered. I bet that there would be a tremendous push for health care reform even in this terrible recession.

The truth is that Lieberman and other political leaders of his limited heart and mind don't want to discuss health care reform because they have the finest health care subsidized by tax payers, and they also receive large donations from corporate interests that don't want reform.

But for the 100 million Americans that are either uninsured or under-insured then now is a great time to talk about health care reform.

 

I work as a school counselor and mental health counselor in Gallup New Mexico.
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[[1.jpg]]Just when I think Joe can't sink any lowe... by thomas unger on Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009 at 11:19:00 AM
Thomas, great pic. Yes Joe Lieberman is pretty fun... by Grant Lawrence on Wednesday, Aug 26, 2009 at 6:10:40 PM