The Health Care Reform Bill is Losing Site of it's Real Purpose
Bad Legislation is not the Solution!
Instead of addressing the issues that people want and need addressed in order to create a better system of health care delivery in the United States the Democratic Party with their ruling majority is force feeding legislation that will only create a bigger mess. And once this mess becomes law (if it becomes law) there may be no feasible way to clean it up.
I am not blaming the Democrats for trying; clearly the Republicans have put nothing on the table. I am blaming the Democrats for not taking the initiative to create legislation in a manner which would truly benefit the people. The Democrats are trying to do way too much at once. The current Bill is already exceeding 2,000 pages! Health Care is not an issue where one party should prevail over another party just because they have a majority vote. Party Politics and true health care reform are a disaster waiting to happen.
Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada has been preparing a final series of revisions to the 2,074-page bill, with Senate debate expected to begin on them shortly after they are made public sometime early Saturday.
It’s just too much at once. There is no one-size-fits all solution to the problem. Instead of cramming everything under the sun into a single bill they should be tackling the issues one at a time. Creating an expensive poorly written bill that contains every law makers home state “Pork Project” is a disaster in the making. Why not tackle regulation first? Next move on to how to address Medicare issues, rising premiums, pre-existing conditions, etc. Under the bill proposed we will still have 24 Million Americans without insurance by 2019!
We have time to create quality legislation that addresses real issues without indecipherable pork projects buried and hidden in a 2,000 + page document. The American People deserve better!
If something is worth doing it’s worth doing right! Imagine the disaster we are going to have on our hands as the current bill gives even more power and profits to the Insurance Industry. Forcing people to buy bad coverage and undetermined prices is simply playing into the hands of the Insurers.
There is ZERO Bi-Partisan Support
That’s right not one Republican is supporting the current bill. I suspect if it were a Republican bill not one Democrat would be supporting it. Let me play Devils Advocate. Lets say I’m a democrat and I’m true party. We pass this legislation… have we done our job? Obama got 53% of the popular vote and McCain 47%! Our country is pretty split among party lines. And that’s a good thing to bring diverse voices to the debate. But when you try to cram your own agenda through with no regard for the other side you are not doing what the American People want; you are doing only what you want.
Party politics is the very reason this current Health Care Bill is a BAD IDEA. Health Care issues are not party specific. Both sides have to come to some common ground to represent what is best for the people. Republicans need to get off their butts and create quality insightful input that will help the people. Watching this bill progress (if you can call it progress) is like watching 3rd graders fight over what’s on the lunch menu.
The people are not being represented as the Democrats force through bad idea after bad idea, and the Republicans offer no ideas of their own instead choosing to just criticize.
Buying the Vote with Pork
Senator Ben Nelson (Democrat Nebraska) is playing hardball with his party over issues he personally is against. So in turn the Democratic Party is working on the back end to “Buy” his vote by promising him special concessions to the State of Nebraska. Maybe every State Senator should withhold their vote until their State gets special concessions? How does this help the American People?
Unperturbed, the White House and Democrats bargained behind closed doors for hours with Sen. Ben Nelson in a search for the 60th vote needed to pass the measure. "Hopefully, we're making progress," the Nebraska Democrat said during a break in the talks.
This is politics and exactly why this current Health Care Bill is on such flakey ground. The manipulation, distortion, and amendments have turned an idea to provide health care for all Americans into a Special Interest Disaster.
Public opinion polls show lagging support for the measure, although Democrats argue that will change once legislation passes and consumers see benefits.
Public opinion polls are not single party, they represent what people are thinking at the moment whether educated on the matter or not. Should the public be ignored as Politicians from a single party tell them what is good and what is not? Is this not like saying to the Public “You are too stupid to understand that we know what is good for you”.
Both sides have clearly lost sight of the real issues… providing quality care into the future for all people in a manner that creates benefits that outweigh the costs.
"This massive piece of legislation that seeks to restructure one-sixth of our economy is being written behind closed doors without input from anyone in an effort to jam it past not only the Senate but the American people before Christmas," said Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader.
While I am neither Republican nor Democrat, I entirely agree with this assessment. Why is there such a rush to push forward such a disjointed bill? We need to slow down and get this right. If the last year has proven anything, it’s that rushing through expensive legislation is a very bad idea and does not benefit the people.
I'm tired of Democrats pretending like they are doing everything for the good of the people; but the people are too stupid to know what is good. I'm tired of the Republicans playing spoiled bully and just dismissing everything that is brought to the table. The people are not being represented by either party.