Questions to the Gop on Health Care

We Need Health Care for All!

The House Of Representatives Passes The Health Care Reform Act Bill.
The House Of Representatives Passes The Health Care Reform Act Bill. | Source
Nat ... still has no Health Care.  He is a small business owner.  He is waiting for 2014 when the Health Care Plan in completely implemented.
Nat ... still has no Health Care. He is a small business owner. He is waiting for 2014 when the Health Care Plan in completely implemented.
Health Care Reform Image.
Health Care Reform Image. | Source
President Obama Signed The Health Care Reform Bill.
President Obama Signed The Health Care Reform Bill. | Source
The only time my younger brother, Nat, had Health as an adult.
The only time my younger brother, Nat, had Health as an adult.
Health Care Reform.  Doctor.
Health Care Reform. Doctor. | Source
Nat loves his job, but has no Health Care.
Nat loves his job, but has no Health Care.
Health Care Reform Rally.
Health Care Reform Rally. | Source
Nat's great hair cuts.  Still, no Health Care.
Nat's great hair cuts. Still, no Health Care.
Nat, when he was younger and a hard working father ... with no Health Care.
Nat, when he was younger and a hard working father ... with no Health Care.
Health Care Reform Supporters ....
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My baby brother, Dr. Dillard Elmore, and my younger brother, Nat Elmore Jr., owner of The Rib-Bar and Grill.  Both were barbers without health care.
My baby brother, Dr. Dillard Elmore, and my younger brother, Nat Elmore Jr., owner of The Rib-Bar and Grill. Both were barbers without health care.
The Health Care Reform Bill, and the American Flag.
The Health Care Reform Bill, and the American Flag. | Source

Instead of Repeal Improve!!!

PEOPLE NEED TO START SAYING THREE THINGS TO THE GOP:

Instead of Repeal Improve!

Why Are You More Important, to me, than I Am To Myself?

Why do we -- The People -- have to pay for your Health Care when we can barely afford our own?



When the working middle class and working poor pay taxes most of it goes towards our elected officials' salaries. It is the GOP -- and three Democrats -- who voted to repeal Health Care .... Yet, these elected officials' have Health Care, and a high salaried job, thanks to the tax payers they are voting against.

Still, there are hard working tax payers who cannot afford to pay for their own Health Care. That to me is caring more for the elected GOP ... than caring for oneself. Not that the working middle class or working poor have a choice when it comes to paying taxes.

Again, these are the messages that people should be chanting.

Instead of Repeal Improve!

Why do we -- The People -- have to pay for your Health Care when we can barely afford our own?

Why Are You more Important, to Me, Than I Am To Myself?



Respectfully tell the GOP, "We The American People Do Not Want Health Care Reform Repealed."

Instead of Repeal Improve!

All of the GOP and three Democrats, in the House of Representatives, voted to repeal Health Care. Instead they should have voted on improvements to The Health Care Reform Bill.

All who believe in Health Care for all, because it is wise, need to have a Civil and Peaceful protest at their Representative's office. Tell him/her, Instead of Repeal Improve!

Go in groups, and be civil no matter what. Still be firm and say:

Why do we -- The People -- have to pay for your Health Care when we can barely afford our own?

Why Are You more Important, to Me, Than I Am To Myself?

Instead of Repeal Improve!



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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hello Pintoman,

Law Makers are completely paid by the tax payers' and they have great health care. LOL. I am actually cool with that. I am not cool with the double talk from them though.

The Republicans came up with parts of this current Health Care Reform plan years ago. Then President Obama took some of their policies on, and placed them in the current Bill, and they went against it. They went against their own policies. They do it all the time. It is just crazy, but very noticed. That is the great thing about it.

The Health Care Bill does not implement slavery. Period. My niece is a nurse who does not have Health Care. My baby brother is a doctor who is okay with the Health Care Reform though he would like more in fees to doctors in the new Bill. I seem to be hearing that a lot.

Workers in general usually work the hours and places they are informed they are to work from their employers now. That is how it went for me when I was working ... as a Campus Security officer years ago for a private University.

I worked the shift worked out in the main office. I had no choice .... They were not my slave masters. The term slavery is used way too often now, by too many people. I actually read how some football player compared what the owners were doing to them as a form of slavery. OMG. That guy was Black and dead wrong.

My ancestors were slaves, and I would never say I am being treated like a slave even when I experienced racism. That is because I have freedom, and they did not. I could speak out if I wanted, but they would and could not. They feared everything. Like their children being sold from them. I do not fear that. They could not call in sick. They could die in the field, but they could not be sick in it. We could call out sick and go to our doctors or emergency rooms if we do not have health care. LOL.

Also, slaves did not get paid. Health Care workers are paid. Slaves could not move to another job, because they thought they were being over worked or mistreated. Health Care workers can. They have freedom.

I trust the government on Social Security, and regulations -- not over regulations -- that help and save our lives. Seat belts come to mind. The government had to pass laws for them to be placed in cars. The Car industry did not want that.

Most people who has medicare has private insurance under it. The Health Care Bill keeps that. Is the Bill great? No. That is why we need to improve it. Not repeal it.

Most people whine about everything. I am in pain and I want to whine about my pain right now. LOL. Some people do have confused priorities. When I could no longer work -- due to health issues -- I actually cancelled my -- several -- Newspaper subscriptions, and my cable. I loved both. LOL. I just could not afford them.

I could have squeezed in basic cable at one time, but I decided to study Fiction Writing. That cost me a little more than cable monthly, but to me it was worth it. I could not afford it though, but I always wanted to write, and I thought that was the only other way I would be able to work again, because I was informed that I would no longer work outside my home.

I tell you all of this because nothing is black or white. Mostly there are grays which means we must work together to come up with something better for all. I do not believe the private health insurance companies should have complete control of our health care .... Too many people would be denied .... Still, I believe you are correct in us needing to bring down the cost of health care.

A solution can be had if both parties work together, but the Republicans cannot afford to do anything that would make this President look good. Even if it would help this country in general.

Please, in this world there are too many people who want some things that others have without working for it themselves. We call some of these people thieves or free loaders. LOL. Hey most of them are in our families. LOL.

I have ghost written several letters and I just realized I have not been paid to this day. LOL. That is not cool. Hum, I am a liberal. LOL.

It took some centuries for the government to give freedom to Blacks. I do not want that freedom taken back. LOL. It took some centuries for women to have the right to vote. I love voting. I do not want that taken back. LOL. Some -- Republican ranned -- states do seem to want to take away minimum wages, and roll back child labor laws. That is scary. Yeah, some things can be taken away, but from whom and why?

I really do appreciate your thought provoking comments.

Please Take Care,

N.E.


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Pintoman 5 years ago

Most taxes do not go to paying lawmakers salaries. Mostly it goes to Medicare, (the current failing government healthcare) and the military. Obamacare implements slavery. Healthcare workers will work when, where, and for how much the government tells them. What has the government ever done better than private enterprise? Competition would bring costs down. People that spend more on their cable tv and satellite radio than they would on health insurance need to quit whining. Just because someone don't have it doesn't mean they can't afford it, or someone else owes it to them. Why would anyone want something from someone else anyway? What's next, free ghost writers? A government that gives you everything has the power to take everything away.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hello THAT Mary Ann,

I agree with you on how important Health Care Reform is.

I thank you for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


THAT Mary Ann 5 years ago

Thanks for this post...we all need to be reminded of how important this is.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hey Micky,

LOL. Thank you so much for reading.

Take Care,

N.E.


Micky Dee 5 years ago

This is so nice I read it twice!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hello Quildon,

I -- of course. LOL. -- am with you all the way.

Improvement is what they should be working on not repeal. Still, what do we expect from people trying to do away with Medicare and Medicaid -- as we now know it -- for all time?

I thank you so much for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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quildon 5 years ago from Florida

Thank you so much for speaking about this unfair action by the GOP to repeal the health care bill. I work in the healthcare industry and I know that many people who don't have health insurance are turned away from our hospitals with just a few pills to stabilize them. I believe that a country like the US that boasts of being the richest country in the world should be able to provide proper health care for ALL its citizens, not just those who can afford. The republicans are putting politics before people's lives!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hello CJameslll,

Thank you for your kind words.

I really would like to know why some are so against Health Care being improved. Social Security was not perfect, and that was improved. The Civil Rights Bill needed improvement. Nothing starts out great. Most things have to be improved.

You are right, it is nice to know others feel the same or similar. LOL. As you can see there are plenty of people that do not. Even though this will help them in the long run.

Thanks for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hi Cathylynn99,

LOL.

I worked my family's nerves with keeping them in the loop about everything and anything.

I wrote articles, I joined Huffington Post Citizen Journalist team. LOL. I donated my little income monthly. It looked sad to others, and made me happy. LOL.

Lawrence O'Donnell -- from MSNBC's The Last Word ... -- always state he is a Socialist. I love Lawrence O'Donnell .... LOL.

Thank you so much for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US

i campaigned for obama and i think "socialist" is a compliment.


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CJamesIII 5 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

I'm glad you wrote this hub. It wasn't mean, it just asks to improve the situation. Nice to know there really are others who feel the same or similar...


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Mickey,

All I can saw, to that, is Right On!!! LOL.

Thank you so much for your very correct -- in my opinion -- comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Great hub and of course we should make the bill better. Every American citizen should have health-care ...with DIGNITY. We deserve good health. We do not deserve pharmaceuticals robbing the country blind. What I don't hear from republicans much at all is how big companies like the big pharmaceutical that bilked/overcharged medicare and medicaid. I can't remember the name of the company just now. Because of the CRIME, this company was not to sell to a government program EVER AGAIN. That's NEVER. Yet- a few subsidiaries - the shell game is played - sprinkled with some lies- some companies spawn some fake companies and voila! Instant fraud, served as only Americans can. The most dangerous thing in the world is a suit. They control most of where their "plague" will go. We elect lawyers to nominate lawyers who run for the highest offices in the world, and they cannot run a courtroom. When they aren't screwing up the country in the government, they're screwing the company teaching the rich or richer how to screw us. I can't remember the name but that's a problem - there are so many scandals in our country we WANT to be immune sometimes. We don't want to think- but it's constant - the corruption is overwhelming.

When someone says that "we" can't afford health-care they are not credible. We have all kinds of catastrophes that are not in the budget.

But to wait on republicans for a bill would be folly. It's a grand scheme that is promoted where the Golden Rule is too simple to work. It's a matter of convenience that God is mention for a morality play to lure a sleeping Christian nation to vote for the continued propping up of money but not Americans, not humans. It is folly to not lift every human and treat every human with respect. It's God's law to give care and respect. That is the Golden Rule and the foundation of the Christian faith. If this nation and world are to live up to their potential then the people will have to be raised and cared for. All faiths need to meet at that Golden Rule. Every faith has a version of that law above laws. This Earth does not belong to a few rich people and we need to take the Earth back. God is going to take His Earth one way or another. There is no greater purpose than serving a benevolent God and your fellow man. We will not serve a g0D of "Xs" and "Os". Even Atheists can join with peaceful people to make this world reflect the heaven that we see God in. We are told to pray the Lord's Prayer. It could prayed my any religion and I see no problem with an Atheist rolling it off his tongue. "Our Father, which is in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, on Your Earth as it is in Your heaven..." When we pray this - we pray that Earth resembles God's heaven - NOT Rothschild's Earth, not a political party or club's Earth - but this GOD's Earth. And we are children of God. We deserve health-care. We deserve great health-care, full dental, with dignity. That health-care should be across the board - no debate - it's needed. We have a catastrophe in Japan. We need to help them as possible. We have a crisis in Palestine, we need to help them. We have tidal waves, fires, earthquakes... but - we have a health-crisis all across the Earth. In some ways it's an ongoing EMERGENCY every day. The people who aren't concerned about health-care are people who have their health-care. They want to be sure that their money will get them through. Health-care is the basic. There isn't humanity without it.

God bless you for this write!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Jaye, stay on your soap box! LOL.

There are states that are going to be doing Universal Health Care. I believe my state, New York, is going to be doing it, but the word it smartly.

All you have to do is go to your Senators. Hope they are Democratic. LOL.

I thank you so much for your comments.

You Take Care.

Hope to hear from you again soon.

N.E.


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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA

Hi, N.E. Good hub. I voted for Pres. Obama, campaigned mightily for the healthcare reform bill and believe that all American citizens should have quality healthcare, regardless of their financial statement! That said, I've been disappointed that the president seems to believe that compromise with the GOP is possible! I've been alive long enough to know that the GOP is for the wealthy and big corporations, while being against anything at all that will help the poor, middle class or anyone with disability or disadvantage of any type, including umemployment.

I wish President Obama and other Democrats who are not acting like real Democrats would stop trying to be Centrists and get back to the tenets of the Democratic Party.

The governor of the state in which I live (Mississippi)is one of those trying to get the healthcare act repealed, and too many of this state's voting citizens vote against their own best interests, mainly because the religious right tells them that the Democratic Party is equivalent to the Anti-Christ! There are a lot of "sheep" voting as someone else tells them to vote, regardless of how that vote will affect them.

Oh, boy! I've really gotten up on my soapbox, when all I intended to say is that not enough voters will demand keeping the healthcare act and improving it. I fervently wish they would! I keep reading that the World Health Organization ranks the healthcare program in France as the best in the world. Why should France have better healthcare for its people than the U.S.? JAYE


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hello Medicareblogger,

I am going to check out your link.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Take Care,

N.E.


medicareblogger 5 years ago

Arizona will stop helping working people who have catastrophic medical bills. http://tucsoncitizen.com/medicare/2011/03/20/arizo...


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hi DannyMaio,

Thank you for your kind words.

My siblings will challenge you on my being any type of classy. LOL. Still, I truly do appreciate those words. Thanks again.

Okay, we will not agree with the repeal. LOL.

Still, I hear ya. A lot of Democrats, progressives, and liberals want the bill repealed also. I am a liberal and I am not down with that. Now. LOL.

See, I was against the bill at first. I thought it should have been more progressive, and was hoping they did not pass it.

I started listening to historians ... speaking about policies of the past and how they were not as good or great as they are now. The best thing for all of us -- they seemed to be saying -- was to pass the Health Care Bill and improve on it -- over the years -- as they did Social Security, the Civil Right Act, and etc. in the past.

I forgot that almost none of the great laws we have started out kind of terrible. Social Security was considered horrible .... It is not now. LOL. Still, this is why I am for improving the ... bill not repealing it.

I do not believe Obama is a socialist, though if you mean he is okay with entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Health Care -- Yay! LOL. -- Reform. Than ya, you are right. He is a socialist. Nah! LOL.

I am with you on Bush, and Clinton is the dude. Monica? Please. Am I his wife or daughter? LOL. That was way too personal and not our business. Reagan was good on some foreign affairs, but not a good President in whole. That is just my opinion.

He did not help workers. He hurt us. He would not give a raise in the Minimum Wage back in the '80s. I prayed for it as a young worker -- of 18 years old -- and college student. I was hopeful for the trickle down policies. That still has not happen. LOL.

Reagan's policies against the elderly bothered me the most. I saw old women stealing tuna from the store I worked in, and being arrested. Their claims were against Reagan's policies on Social Security which was making it hard for them to buy food. Not one of these women were of color. That still shocks and bother me to this day.

Still, I will agree to give him credit for his stance in the Cold War. It was smart.

Again, thank you for your comments.

I truly do appreciate you sharing your opinions.

Take Care,

N.E.


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DannyMaio 5 years ago from New York

forgot to add my link to my Hub about my Idea for health-care.

http://hubpages.com/politics/MY-IDEA-TO-HEALTH_CAR


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DannyMaio 5 years ago from New York

Great Hub, I do not agree with some things you state but you are definitely one classy woman! I do think it will be repealed and should be as it is awful! the thought maybe in the right way but this bill is really bad. I wrote a small hub on my version of health-care(yes it needs to be worked on but I truly think that is the direction we should head. I'm a registered democrat just so you know, I also live in NY and we know how expensive everything is here. My thoughts on Obama is I believe he is a cool guy and probably great to hang out with but I really do not like his views. I have read his books and they clearly show he is a socialist which is bad for this great country. I was happy Bush was gone as he made a ton of mistakes IRAQ being the biggest. Clinton was a very good president and I will dismiss the monica thing as that was a personal issue and should have never come up. Reagan was also very good. I do give credit where credit is due. anyway looking forward to reading more from you. Thanks


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hey Mimi721wis,

I am totally with you.

I really do have problems with how our elected officials are not working to fix the Health Care Reform Bill, because we need something better. I think it should be Medicare for All.

Still we will need Health Insurance Companies, but they would have to lower their prices to compete for working with the Government.

I took my Medicare plan, and put it under a Health Insurance plan. A plan I had since I was a child under my parents' Health Insurance Plan. The same plan I had when I was working for years, before I became unable to work for health reasons.

So the lies told about losing your doctor is not true unless you move to another state, or in my case county.

I thank you so much for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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Mimi721wis 5 years ago

I look forward to the day when everyone can afford health care. It's a shame an illness can wipe out your entire life savings. I don't think our politicians should receive any benefits that an everyday citizen can not get. They don't deserve them.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hello Dumbledore,

The three Dems who voted to repeal along with all of the GOP should turn down their congressional medical benefits in my opinion.

Rep. Joseph Crowley -- Democrat -- of New York, wrote a letter signed by sixty of his fellow Democratic lawmakers, stating that Republican Lawmakers accepting government run Health Care are hypocrites ....

There are three freshman Republican congressmen who does not have government provided health care. Reps. Bobby Schilling of Illinois, Joe Walsh of Illinois, and Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania. They say it has nothing to do with President Obama's Health Care Reform.

Still, it is the Republicans in general who are trying to repeal Health Care. Not the Democrats. Except the three -- Democrats -- mentioned earlier.

I do not believe that any lawmaker wanting to repeal Health Care should accept government ran Health Care.

I thank you for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hey Surale,

Thanks for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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surale 5 years ago from pakistan

nice sharing


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Dumbledore 5 years ago from Somewhere in Ohio

The GOP members of congress are not the only ones collecting on the congressional benefits. I believe only one member of congress refused coverage, and that member was not a Democrat.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hey Barbara,

My younger brother -- as I stated -- does not have health care either and it scares all of us, because he has been a hard worker for years.

Democratic Senator, Ron Wyden of Oregon once stated that all states can implement a Public Option Plan. We the people must implore our senators to work on it.

We should tell the senators in our states we know they can do "Public Option" so do it.

I hope you stay in great health until you can receive Health Care you can afford.

I thank you for your kind comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hello Mackyi,

I truly thank you for your kind words.

I think my problem is I think too much. LOL.

Take Care,

N.E.


Mackyi 5 years ago

I adore your enthusiasm and your boldness to come forward and address issues and subject matters that are of paramount importance to the struggling and unrepresented ones. You are truly a pioneer; I see this in most of your hubs!Thanks again.


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Barbara Kutra 5 years ago from So. California

Thank you for such an interesting and hot topic. I do not have health care. Fortunate enough to have had good health. Interesting read. Thanks again!


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hey Rose,

We all have to do as I said, and let it be know we do not want Health Care repealed. We have to keep it cool, yet be firm.

Still, in answer to your question, NO.

The Republicans will bow to pressure from their Republican and Independent supporters who really are being helped by some of the things already in effect inside the Health Care Bill.

Thank you so much for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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Rose Ella Morton 5 years ago from Beverly Hills, Michigan

The Republicans are afraid of President Obama Health care because, they are afraid it will work. But are they really ready to go down in history as The Republican's that F*** U* American health care.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hey Tmbridgeland,

Well, I am glad you voted. I was kind of stunned so many people voted to repeal. There is no more room to go. LOL.

I do not think that Republicans -- or the three Dems -- are bad people. I think they are full of crap. This Bill is not getting repealed.

Still, I have a grudging respect for the smart ass way the Republicans are playing this.

First they passed repeal. They are now trying to find a way to slip it into a major bill as a poison pill. Brilliantly devious. Then it gets to President Obama's desk, and he smartly Veto it.

The Republicans go out to their People and say, "We need the American people to vote in a Republican President so we can repeal everything Obama. Everything!

He may lose, but Health Care is not getting repealed. It just is not. There will be changes. Some good. Others bad. Still, no repeal. Too many people are being helped already. More are to come. I do not see repeal.

Most of the bad things are Republican ideas. Mandates for all. Please, does that sound like a Democrat? I don't think so. LOL. Still, the Mandates were placed inside the bill, because the President wanted it that way. He was hoping the Republican would work together with the Democrats. He gave up Public Option, and people still, call him a socialist. This is crazy.

Well, the Republican did not work with the Democrats and that worked for them. It was smart. Still, how does that really help the country? It does not.

In the Senate the Republicans worked with the Democrats to slow the bill down until they could killed it. It almost worked. Everyone thought the President was giving up. He did not. He pushed harder, and we have the bill half of this country seems to hate.

As you can guess, I am not part of that half.

I am a little lost about this problem with Unions. Unions helped my parents. I do not get it. Unions helped saved lives over the years in this country. Of course they are not perfect, but they swallowed a lot of things because of President Obama.

Still, I really do not know about the give away you believe they had received in the Health Care plan. They wanted a Public Option Health Care Plan. They did not get it.

I am not with you on blaming either party. They do what we ask. Republican give tax breaks to their people and those who are Democrats smiled at receiving their checks. I begged my Mom to send it back, and she said, "Hum, I already spent it in my head." LOL.

When the Republican passed the Medicare Bill, I was with the Democrats on how bad it was, because they did not pay for it. Then one day I went to my doctor's office and I did not have to pay a co-payment. The money that truly saved me. The Dems wanted to repeal that bill also. Please. Too many people that voted for them loved how it helped them.

This is why I really do not believe the Health Care Bill will ever be repealed.

Well, it was cool responding to you.

Thanks so much for your comments. I do appreciate them.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hey Tom,

Well, that is a really cool thing to hear. Thank you.

I am not that sure I am that patient. I have a 7 year old son. LOL.

My father is an even tempered person, and I am a bit like him. Not that much. LOL.

Still, Joe Scarborough, and President Obama are the two people who helped me not see Republicans as evil or my enemies. Oh, and my father. He never dissed Republicans. He never said they were bad people.

I love Joe Scarborough. I watch his show every day. I would never vote for him, but I respect the hell out of him. He is a good human being. I can tell you some of his policies actually did hurt me, but he did not do it to hurt me he did it to save the country. In his opinion.

Well, to be honest -- this hurts. LOL. -- some of his policies -- that hurt me -- worked for the country until President Bush spent our surplus on tax giveaways, which my mother adored. LOL. She never voted for him, and she did not like him. LOL.

The President worked with conservatives most of his life.

When the President walked into the Halls of Congress he was greeted by Senator Tom Colburn. They hugged. They laughed.

I was just stunned by how genuine it was. I do not know why I was stunned, because I have seen this with the two of them before. That was not the first time I noticed their real friendship.

When there were thoughts of Hilary running, for the Presidency, everyone was wanting her to win, because they wanted her to kick Republican's ass when she got into office. LOL. I was even like "Yeah, Hilary's going to get them!!! Like a little girl of forty-something. LOL.

Then Obama comes along saying how we did not have to agree with Republicans to respect them. They love this country too. Which is like, duh. LOL.

Still, we all have a bad habit of making things way too personal. We need to stop.

I thank you, thank you, thank you for your extremely beautiful praises. It was humbling and not expected.

Again, I thank you.

Take Care,

N.E.


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

NE,

you are very impressive, no mtter what anyone says- you still thank them for their comments regardless of what was said or how it was said- you should get an award or a shiny medal of honor for patience and cordiality - (word?). i am impressed and envious of your restraint...

bully for you NE...

TH


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tmbridgeland 5 years ago from Small Town, Illinois

I voted in your poll to repeal, but I also voted up this Hub and clicked 'useful'. You ask some good questions even if we have a few disagreements about means. I am interested in why you only seem to think Republicans are bad (and three Dems) when it was the Democratic Party that wrote that awful bill. Why didn't they 'improve' it before passing it? Why is it nothing but a payoff to their insiders? Why are they letting favored groups like the unions opt out? WHy didn't they subject themselves to its provisions? Both parties are to blame.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hey, that was quick. LOL.

Well I disagree.

The Democrats are wimps. They ran from what they believe was correct, because they did not want to lose. They were afraid of their own shadows, and did not call the Republicans on their misinformation enough.

The Republican ran on Health Care ... and jobs. Health Care is not getting repealed. Too many people want what they have now. I hope they do work on jobs, but I doubt it. They are going to wait and hope for President Obama to lose and then do the right thing for the country. Maybe.

Take Care Will,

N.E.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"Most of those who hate the Bill believes enough was not done."

I know that's the current claim, but if that was true, then the Democrats would have swept in November. Instead, it was the Republicans who very pointedly ran on repealing the health care bill.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

I wish President Bush's Bill would have passed. You may not agree, but it would have been a start.

We can not have everything we want, but we can work to get most of what we like. Only both parties have to work together and the GOP will not ....

Most of those Americans who have problems with Illegal Aliens I call family. Hey, that is life. I do not agree, because -- as I say to my family members -- that could so be us looking for a better way of life. Still, I am okay with deporting. Which is what President Obama is doing.

Still, I do not like amnesty only, because it does not work. Still, please, they are not kicking out these people. Let's keep it real. So, we have to do something to make that border stronger, so once amnesty is given illegals looking for a better way of life cannot get through.

Come in the right way. Legally. I am with that, but for those that are already here? Well, they are not kicking them out.

The GOP -- most of them -- know that. They should tell the truth and work on a plan. A comprehensive plan. We really do need it. I do not live there and I am scared.

I also do not like card check -- I think about South Africa -- but I heard of some program that may help that has something to do with card checking. It does not sound bad. This is from a proud Liberal.

As for the Health Care Bill -- that was what we were supposed to be talking about. LOL. My fault. -- Most of those who hate the Bill believe enough was not done.

Love talking to you Will.

Thanks for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"I hope the Government passes an Immigration Bill. Still, I do not think most people would be okay with it. Mostly because it is President Obama who will pass it. That is scary to me."

People were also furious when Pres. Bush tried to pass amnesty. This is not about Obama at all.

Most Americans resent the invasion and the huge hit on our welfare resources. Arizona's AHCCCS indigent health care system has been bled dry by illegals. That's why angry Arizona passed SB1070. Every president since FDR has failed to address our border, and that is the direct, constitutionally mandated responsibility of the feds.

Instead, they passed a law most Americans vehemently opposed, taking over our health care.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hey Will,

Sorry to hear about your wife's lost job.

Sounds like we need a lot of reform in this country. Border reform, and Health Care Reform. We have one, but we need the other. I know you do not agree. It is cool.

I hope the Government passes an Immigration Bill. Still, I do not think most people would be okay with it. Mostly because it is President Obama who will pass it. That is scary to me.

Most Hispanic Law Makers are not happy that the President has cracked down more on illegal aliens, than President Bush has. Still, most people do not give him credit for tightening the Border. That bothers me.

Well, Will, I do not agree with you that The Government Is The Problem, because when we least expect it, we are going to need help from the Government, and I am not going to slap Governments hand away. LOL.

Plus, how do we help with the border if we do not have Government's help?

Well, I love hearing your opinion.

I appreciate your comments.

Take Care Will,

N.E.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I am very much opposed to government run health care because I don't want inept government (and there's no other kind!) to have that much power, especially over life and death itself.

The cost of health care always soars when government gets involved, as it did after the introduction of Medicare!

Government needs to get completely out of medicine. Government is not the solution. It's the problem.

And yes, JBunt was treated and without Obamacare. That was my point.

Arizona's indigent health coverage is broke because treating thousands of illegal aliens (who come here for 'free' medicine!) has bled us dry. The hospital where my wife has delivered babies for fifteen years is closing its 60 year old birthing center because it has lost millions delivering illegal alien babies. Now she must find a new job!

The free medical care well is dry, and tears over its demise will not fill it again. We are already broke as a nation, and creating a new entitlement that will surely cost us trillions in new debt is not an answer. It's just another problem.


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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY Author

Hey JBunce,

Sorry to hear about your Pulmonary Embolism, the bill to you must have been enormous for an uninsured person. I hope it did not place you in terrible financial stress.

I am assuming your are better, and I am happy for you.

Thank you so much for your posting of this on Face-Book.

Thanks also for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Denizee,

I have been a teenager working, and gong to college -- years ago -- but I was off my parents Health Care Plan when I dropped out for a short time.

One day, when I was 19, my aunt took me to the hospital in her area, because I was not breathing well when I was visiting her. I received those "looks" from the medical clerk .... Also, she did not believe I had trouble breathing after all I was there alive? OMG.

I actually was the working poor for years.

I quit one job I loved to get a job with medical benefits. I am sure you heard this line a lot. Still, when I did all of this I was a 26 year old single woman. I had no children. I only had me. Still, I knew I needed Health Insurance.

I could go on and on, but I will not. I will just say I have been through most if not more than what most people are talking about when it comes to the insurance issues in this country.

I thank you for your kind comments

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hey, Rose Ella Morton,

You are right about the lottery money being set for the school system. That was the Government's purpose in taking it over. Ha!!!

Still, I am not sure if you are for Health Care Reform or against it?

Thanks for your comments.

N.E.

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Hey Will Starr,

Well, I believe JBunce received treatment. It is the bill that cannot be paid. No insurance means no money to pay for any medical treatment. Case in point Arizona.

Two people died -- so far -- waiting for much need surgery, but they do not have the funds so they can not receive the life saver treatment. I have seen four of those people on cable speaking about their fears.

They are receiving donations, but who knows if they can last that long.

There was a Republican lawmaker -- I believe -- from Illinois who came up with 26 ways for the Governor, of Arizona to re-implement the health care the state had for people who needed it. She has yet to do anything about it.

The thing is those people are not being treated, because they do not have the money to pay for their life saving surgery.

Still, I have no clue if the families of those two patients who died is suing the state, and or the hospital(s)?

Thanks, Will, for your questions and statements.

Still, I can not tell if you are for or against Health Care?

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hello RobWrite,

I must say I am bothered by the way the Republicans go against bills they were for until President Obama agrees with them.

I am very uncomfortable with the way it looks.

The Republicans were for mandates, and so the President placed it inside the ... Bill. So now the Republicans say Mandates are now unconstitutional. LOL.

Yeah, it seems to be unforgivable.

Thanks for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hi G. Nelson,

Thank you.

You are correct.

I do not get it. No one I know of is asking for a hand out. They want affordability for all.

Thank you for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Breakfastpop,

Please. Scrap the whole bill? Come on.

There are several great things in this new Health Care Bill that are helping so many families already.

Sure, you are right, fix some things that are not going to work. I totally agree with that, but the Republicans are trying to kill anything the President has done to help this country. All because he is Obama.

Please. They were the party of Mandates. They wanted people to have to pay for Health Insurance, because they did not want any moochers. Now it is unconstitutional. Yeah, right.

The Republicans are not going to start the Health Care Reform over again. They know it, so again you are right they should just fix it.

They will not fix it though, because it is President Obama's Bill. It makes the President looks good and they can not have that. It is not about helping us. It is about hurting President Obama.

Unfortunately we are getting hurt from there lack of true action.

Still, I really thank you for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hey B. Malin,

Nothing is perfect. We all know that as Hubbers. LOL.

We go back and back to correct our work before we finally publish it, and then we many see some times we had forgotten.

When I first published this I forgot to include my polling. So, I did as Breakfastpop said, and I fixed it by including one. LOL. That is life.

The President will not sign to repeal Health Care. The Republicans know that. Plus, too many people are being helped by it already.

I am with you on the name calling and blaming. It is working my nerves. LOL. Truly.

Thank you so much for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hi, again, JBunce,

Well, you answered my concerns for you about your being presented with a medical bill you could not pay for.

Well, Tim Pawlenty want to be the President. Hum, from what you just explained about him I am scared now.

I am happy you have affordable Health Care now. I hope the GOP does not win taking that away from all who need it within your State.

Thanks for your response, because it was something I really was wondering about, and I did not know how to ask.

Thanks again.

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hey Marcella Glenn,

Thank you!

Take Care,

N.E.

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Hey, Tom Hellert, long time no hear from.

Well, I do disagree with you. I believe RobWrite is correct.

If this was a truly socialistic Health Care Reform Bill it would be Medicaid For All. It is not. It is Pro Health Insurance. Sure they have to do great things now -- thanks to Obamacare -- to help us, but this is not socialistic at all.

If this Health Care Plan really creates new problems than the GOP should work to fix them. That is their job. Working to make life a little better for We The People.

The Democrats were against the Bush Medicare Bill. People I knew ... were happy with not paying for co-payments any longer. It was a wonderful surprise. President Bush's plan was not even paid for.

Tell the people being helped right now by this Health Care Law that they are being hurt. They will not agree.

Tell that to some small business owners who are happy about insuring their employees, and themselves at the same time. Please, they will not agree either.

Well, Tom, happy -- as always -- to hear your opinion. i do not agree with you, but I do respect your opinion.

Thanks for your comments.

Take Care,

N.E.


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

NE ,

Rob Write is wrong- ... and alas we must wipe the slate clean of this monstrous piece of beuracratic vomit ous healthcare aomination-

i will say health care can be improved without the socialistic base of obamacare....WE - all Americans cannot afford to cover everyone else unless the system goes through some specific systemic changes and Obamacare does not fix the problems it just creates new ones- don't blame the Gop for a backroom bill and backroom deals. Obamacare IS not ANY PART of the real answer to healthcare-

TH


Marcella Glenn 5 years ago from PA

Very good points.


JBunce 5 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

To Will Starr: I did get treatment. And I got put into General Assistance health care the very same day I was first brought in, so that I wound up not paying a cent for the week I spent in the hospital. This is the same health care that former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty (GOP) tried his best to eliminate recently, and even though we have a DFL governor now (Mark Dayton), the GOP controls both houses of the legislature and I'm sure they'll keep trying. It's still the only health care I have or can afford.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

I have to agree with Breakfastpops statements...and add, it is necessary for all to have, but lets have our Parties stop playing Politics and start working for the people that elected them and whom they represent...I'm so sick of the name calling and blaming.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

The bill needs a fresh start. It is overblown, unwieldy, incredibly costly and not the answer to health care in this country. Start over and make it fair, sensible and simple. If we can't start over than fix it.


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GNelson 5 years ago from Florida

Good points! Health care should be available and afordable to all. I don't know why they don't get that.


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Robwrite 5 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

The Republicans don't care if health care works, and they don't care who has it. They are putting party before country, which is unforgivable.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"Thanks very much for this hub. As someone who went through a Pulmonary Embolism a few years ago, at which time I had no health care, this is an issue I am very much concerned with."

So you got no treatment? How did you survive?

Not treating a patient is illegal! You should sue!


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Rose Ella Morton 5 years ago from Beverly Hills, Michigan

They need to quit wasting our taxpayer money on the same old health care bill. They need to get busy and find out why the lottery isn't supporting the school as much as they could. As I remember the Lottery was going to be a great thing for the school. If we stop playing the lottery we would have money to put to our own health care. Lets see it the Republican would agree to stoping all lottery.


Denizee 5 years ago

We certainly have to advocate for our own health care these days. It's distressing knowing so many people stay sick due to lack of health care plans and can't get the deserved medical care they need because it's unaffordable.

The "Looks" some of the medical personnel give you as well if you say I don't have insurance only adds insult to injury. Bless you for this write and for caring about people enough to write this.


JBunce 5 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thanks very much for this hub. As someone who went through a Pulmonary Embolism a few years ago, at which time I had no health care, this is an issue I am very much concerned with. I hope a large number of people get to read this. I'll do what I can by posting a link on my Facebook page.

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