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Health Insurance Reform May Be a Bridge too Far

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The USA is a matter of world concern. Reckless borrowing, criminal financial manipulations and preemptive wars have spread the recession far and wide. Many groups profit from this descent among which are medical insurance and big pharma. If they continue, they will command 51% of the US economy in the next five years. Already, they take 30 cents from each premium dollar for advertising, administration and profit. They are the reason Americans pay twice as much for health care than other citizens of the industrialized world. Since the 2008 election cycle, the losers have mounted immense campaigns aimed to disrupt and to discredit the election winning administration. While offering no constructive solutions themselves, the losers attack every proposal that might lead to economic recovery. If they succeed in bringing Obama down, they could well bring down the USA with him.

Ironically, Rep. Jason Altmire [D-PA] of Sewickley/Ambridge supports H.R. 676 [single payer]. He is aware of the facts. John McCain garnered 55% of white votes, but he lost. The Republican Party has voluntarily shrunk its base to the radical fringe. They depend on a series of outrageous lies and distortions propagated by radio talk show hosts, FOX and CNN. Tolerated by main stream media and encouraged by the obstructions of Senators already in their pocket, the losers have made gains appealing to our worst instincts. They monger fear. With these tools they have held sway for three generations. Intimately, they know which buttons to push. Will they succeed in once again duping the public on the virtues of private health insurance? Perhaps. It wouldn't be the first time hatred has triumphed over common sense in the USA.

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Fear, Denial and Politeness

My high school classmates were all born in 1941. In the fall we will have our 50th re-union. A couple of months ago, I joined them on Facebook a little late. As I am the only one to live overseas [Israel], my health insurance plan became a topic. I pay ten dollars per month for full coverage. Citing the low premium, they projected their fears on me. They stated I would be dropped after my first major illness. After I had told them I had five major surgeries, they were skeptical saying I was lucky. I agreed neglecting to mention that Israelis will stoop to euthanizing patients such as I [aged, infirm and not working]. When town hall riots became common, I suggested to my mates to dump private insurance and to adopt H.R. 676 single payer. Politely, they told me that I had lost touch with America and didn't understand the country anymore.

Since they pay $12,000 for yearly coverage inferior to mine that costs me $120 per year, I guess they are right. Who can understand such people?

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Born a month before Pearl Harbor, I attended world events from an early age. My first words included Mussolini, Patton, Sahara and Patton. At age three I was a regular listener to Lowell Thomas. My mom was an industrial nurse a member of the (more...)
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