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Liberal bicycle commuter, political junkie, policy junkie, free thinker, I've got too many titles. All in all I'll leave it with a quote from the late Senator Paul Wellstone of Minn. "Politics is not about big money and power games, it's about the improvment of peoples lives."


January 22, 2006

Bush's Health Care Plan Is Fucked

So Bush is going to role out his cure for the health care crisis. Problem is he is DISCONNECTED. Let's see what did he say...The White House believes that encouraging more Americans to buy health insurance on their own would introduce more competition into the market than the current system, which relies heavily on employer-provided health insurance. Oh yeah Bunny Pants that will work great...IF AMERICANS HAD MONEY TO BUY INSURANCE you jerk. Look... fuck you George, fuck you. I don't say that very often but few issues get me as bent out of shape as people without health care coverage. So George, in your vast Knowlege of the whole "competition thing, capitalist thing how do you propose folks pay for insurance when they can not even pay their electric bill? Tell me please you fuck tard.

I've had health insurance for 11 years now, but this just bends me out of shape and burns my ass that we are still discussing uninsured people in 2006. Jesus H Christ he's disconnected. "Health savings accounts", sounds good but people can not afford to even contribute to that. People are squeezed today George do you understand that? God damn your a rotten miniature little monster.


Comments on "Bush's Health Care Plan Is Fucked"


Blogger Jeff said ... (1/22/2006 12:54 PM) : 

On top of that Look what is happening to companies like GM /Ford. They will be laying off thousands of employees in an attempt to restructure and send work overseas and explain that one major reason for this change and loss of jobs is the high cost of health care. Another way the system just works against itself.


Blogger budda43 said ... (1/23/2006 8:31 AM) : 

What is the solution here?

Socialized health care is as big a disaster in Europe as private insurance is here. Sure, in Europe, everyone has insurance - but when a beurocrat tells a cancer patient that a life saving drug is too expensive to be covered, that can be a little disheartening.

The solution? Pharmaceutical companies need to have their priorities redefined for them. They spend too much private money on research and roll that cost over to the consumer. Government needs to take a bigger role in providing $ for research and also a bigger role in reducing massive profit margins for these companies.


Blogger budda43 said ... (1/23/2006 8:31 AM) : 

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Blogger Bicycle Commuter Mike said ... (1/23/2006 8:24 PM) : 

Budda I agree with you on nearly every point, well said. Socialized medicine is not quit the disaster that many point it out to be, it for sure has it's flaws though.

I agree with you on the point that we subsidize the research and then in turn get the ol' hot poker up the ass by getting creamed when we go to pay for the meds.

"priorities redefined" again well said. Hey I'm a capitolist I like money, I like my 401(K), my IRA and so on. I like to see companies do well but not at the expense of the public. When a company makes money hand over fist but then sticks it to the public, that is wrong. I will never subscribe to the idea that research costs have to be passed onto the consumer, like you said taxpayers pay a lot of it anyway.



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