Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Health Care?

Let me get this straight.

We're going to pass a health care plan
written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it,
passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it,
signed by a president that also hasn't read it, and who smokes,
with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes,
overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and
financed by a country that's nearly broke.

What possibly could go wrong?


  1. Dear dc,
    From what I have heard on the news from "across the pond", I thought Obama's new health-care plan was an attempt to make your system more "democratic", more based on "need" as opposed to what one can "afford". Having said that, I don't know the details, and perhaps it will cost an insane amount of money at a time when there has been a global recession.
    Our own health-care system, our
    beloved National Health Service, is "free" for everyone at the point of need. I say free, but it is of course funded by the tax payer, and there are fears that it is becoming an overburdened monolith, and indeed, has its own nightmare stories of negligence and the like. Although our system was held up as some sort of panacea in MIchael Moore's recent film, "Sick", it would seem almost imposssible to create a perfect system. Perhaps it would be just too expensive.
    I do know that Obama's proposals have been controversial, but again, I cannot comment fully on something which, apparently like most of his administration, I don't know the details of, nor fully understand. "Whereof I do not know, Thereof I cannot speak", as Wittgenstein said.
    I would hope, though, that his new plan has a positive effect on people such as yourself, although from your post you don't sound too convinced!
    Still, wishing you peace and hopefully, good health,

  2. Hi Dixie,
    David has eloquently stated his viewpoints. There is little I could add to what he has stated.
    I do however understand that the chaotic health care plan shake up in America is a complicated and controversial topic. In Britain and from my experiences in Canada, we are used to 'universal healthcare'. Yes, it is incorporated within our taxes. However, if someone is no longer able to work and thus contribute via taxes; they are still entitled to 'free' health care.
    To think that someone might be denied medical treatment because they have no medical insurance or not the right type of medical insurance is something we struggle to understand here.
    Hopefully you will get some input from folks who live in your country.
    With respect, Gary

  3. Dear David and Gary,

    Thank you so much for your time, compassion and input.

    Supposedly the President got a 'yes' today, so it's basically all over. Maybe now the citizens will be considered, and allowed 'to know' the details of this bill. It's so nice when Washington shares with us.

    In peace and respect to you both,
    Dixie :)

  4. Hi Dixie,

    Hopefully it is not over yet. We are still fighting it in the Senate. Healthcare reform is a big reason I have been missing from the blog world of late. It has been a whirlwind two months that I have been writing, giving speeches and meeting with politicians to try and stop this before it destroys America.

    I believe that we need to reform our healthcare system. I have not met anyone who disagrees. What we don't need is for the government to take it over.

    The Bill passed in the House last week creates no less than 53 new government bureaucracies to manage the system.

    After many years away, I hoped to stay out of politics but was brought back kicking and screaming when it became clear that we were in danger of a government controlling most aspects of our lives.

    I have been called a lot of names lately but I believe that individuals can make the best choices for their lives.

    Sorry to go on about this but your post really says it all. They did not even read it before voting for it.


  5. Dear Roger,
    Again I discover another mis-function of my blog. Excuse the delay.

    I couldn't agree with you more concerning the overwhelming atrocity of 'any' reform that requires such government direction; I find it obscene!

    I am angry that I pledge allegience to a 'Republic" (which guranteed 100% citizens heard),but am bound now to a Democracy. The actualized 'heard' voices of Americans reduced by well all know that a Democrazy rule is by 50% plus 1. So why is that a good governement? I'm still waiting for the answer.

    This should never have been about "reform". It should have been about correction to the only areas that the government had been allowed, by the citizens, for the citizens, to administer.

    We are still falsely ruled under the 'National Emergency Declaration", declared in October. President Obama has abandoned his post. Is it possible in his zeal to correct healthcare, he does not realise he's appointed the first women president of this country? At her command, the military takes up arms against all citizens or stands down to wait other orders. Not Presiden Obama's. He's truly place himself out of the loop.

    Best of luck with your work. I am 'grouping' with food admin and fighting UN Codex; the next hell no one is 'seeing'.

    Roger, thank you so much for your time and comments.

    In peace,

  6. well, i think the big problem with the healthcare bill is obvious: it's just a plan that's designed to make a lot of people buy coverage from the insurance companies. i don't have a problem with the big government run healthcare bugaboo myself, as my own political leanings are socialist anyway. i think that a lot of important services (healthcare, energy, communications) simply cannot be left to market forces because what we end up with is a for-profit system that doesn't serve anybody other than the shareholders of the private corporations providing those services. stuff like that shouldn't be turned into mere commodities, as it's a recipe for disaster like what the healthcare system in this country has become. just my two cents. glad to see your blog is thriving and i hope you are well. happy thanksgiving.


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