Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Breaking it down

This is a great, simplified explanation to share with those who oppose health care reform, particularly the much-maligned public option.

And because it's polite to give credit where credit is due, I found this first on both Mudflats and Immoral Minority.


Andrea said...

I was going to post this too, so my husband can see I'll just send him this way:)

Some people seem to be under the impression that people like me have a spare two or three thousand just laying around each month and I just choose not to spend it on health insurance. Wrong, ratdicks! What part of the words "we can't AFFORD it" do they not understand?

Morgan said...

And even if you can afford you don't always get what you pay for. Health insurance companies frequently deny coverage. Some of the employees even get bonuses based on how many claims they're able to deny. How in the world an anyone think a for-profit insurance system is going to put the consumer first?

Andrea said...

Yeah, I mentioned that the other day too. Some shitty insurance didn't want to cover my first pregnancy. Apparently being a woman is a pre-existing condition.

Why am I hearing Wayne's voice...."no health care? denied!"

Christopher said...

Thanks for getting the "Wayne's World" theme stuck in my head. But also keep in mind that this is a logical argument and the people who are most adamantly opposed to health care reform aren't opposed to it for any logical reason. They lost the election, they're pissed off, and they want Obama to fail. And I realize "fail" is putting it mildly. After all these are people who show up at public appearances carrying guns. (And don't get me started on Nashville's new guns-in-bars law.)

These are the same nuts who oppose Obama's speech to schoolchildren about taking education seriously. I guess they'd prefer he sit and pretend to read My Pet Goat to them.

Talee said...

Hey I just wanted to say I love your posts...and about this matter, I cannot understand why anyone would NOT want our health care ran by the gov't. We are already paying heavily through our taxes for people on the system...I really would like the playing field leveled for good!