Universal healthcare coverage in the civilized world. Why not in America?
Bandaid therapy - their shapes, sizes or colors do not matter - they are still only bandaids
Universal Health Insurance as a Diversion
Does anyone really believe that insurance providers, or other massive corporations (monopolies) care about anything but their own bottom line profits?
Giving them more autonomy, freedom, and power to exploit people has not, and never will, create jobs - or equality.
We must all realize that the political party that vehemently fights against any restrictions at all - IS OWNED BY THEM.
Let's take a brief walk on the wild side!!!!!
- Brits Think We're Nuts for Believing Our Health System Is Better Than Theirs | Wen
When I was an industry PR guy, I was part of a never-ending effort to defame the NHS, usually by citing a few anecdotes about Brits who claimed to endure long waits for needed care. The industry's propaganda got little resistance from the media or th
A few facts
> There are 195 countries recognized by the united nations
> 8.2% (16) countries have single payer health care systems.
> 26.6% (51) countries provide universal coverage through other means
> The US. is the only industrialized (civilized?) country that does not guarantee adequate health care coverage to all its citizens.
The first law of its kind in this country that addresses this problem: the Obamacare law (Affordable Health Care Act) was passed in 2003, and it is vehemently being opposed by the corporate party on an ongoing basis. They (the GOP) have vowed to destroy the economy in order to reverse this law. Not because it is a bad law, but because it puts 'regulations' , and 'restrictions', on one of their own - the insurance giants.
While there are many factors that influence the type of health care systems (economic strength, population, political opinions) there is no reason to think that the U.S. cannot combine those that are working well in other countries to create a system unique to the U.S.A. to guarantee decent health care coverage for "every" citizen.
Universal health care coverage does not have to be "socialized medicine".
That is only a name used by opponents of universal medical coverage to protect the interests of big business, who will fight to the death for their right to exploit and legally rob the American people blind.
''There is no honor amongst thieves, no humanity amongst money mongers, and no compassion amongst monopolies who look at the 'free market' as a free ride to the bank, at any individual's expense.'' quote by d.william
Learning from the past
When we speak about "... learning from mistakes we made in the past..." - that comment is a double edged sword. For most of us when we see the mistakes we made in the past, it is a clue to NOT make the same mistakes again in the future.
For Corporate America it has an entirely different meaning. When they see how easy it is to exploit people for profit it only emboldens them to innovate bigger ways of doing the same thing in perpetuity.
The greatest mistake made during the past 2-3 years was 'bailing out' those big business that were 'too big to fail'. That was the greatest tragedy of all time for the American people and the economy.
And without regulations it remains business as usual with the only losers around the globe being the taxpayers, who actually do legitimately 'work' for a living.
The great American "mythical mafia" concept has taken hold of this government and is robbing us blind. They will not rest until this country is 'destroyed' and 'fragmented' as the USSR once was.
JFK speech on separation of church and state 1960
I just finished listening to one of the greatest and most inspiring speeches of all time.
It was the address of John F. Kennedy to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, on September 12, 1960.
JFK was the first roman catholic to run for president of the USA and was immediately questioned by the protestant population as to whether, as a catholic, he would be able to make important decisions without being influenced by his church.
(I have provided a link at the end of this article so you can visit the JFK library and museum and hear for yourselves - well worth the time, and will give you greater insight as to why we are where we are today).
This was one of the best speeches ever made in deference to the U.S. policy of the total separation of church and state, adopted by our forefathers.
Over the past 50+ years our constitution has been twisted so far out of proportion we are no longer able to "see the forest for the trees", so to speak. (For those who do not understand this quote: It simply means that if you are too busy looking at one tree you will not be unable to see the whole forest).
When the religious sector called the 'moral majority' were allowed voice, and influence political decisions, the destruction began. The beginning of the end of pure politics as we knew it 50+ years ago.
When religious proponents argue that, the lack of religion in U.S. politics, is the reason for the corruption, they are in total opposition to the truth. But this kind of fear mongering has always been a mainstay of organized religion to keep things at status quo.
Religion has always been a corrupting factor in every aspect of life in a society that is supposed to be providing equality for every citizen that lives within that country.
Knowing this fact, the corrupt politicians and money whores use this knowledge to their very best advantages. When governments waste time, money and resources arguing over 'moral issues' it gives easy and invisible access for corruption to simply walk in through the back door, unnoticed, to blatantly sodomize the government coffers. Then every step toward further corruption, by these thieves, became easier than the one before it.
"Inspiration'' in itself has also become a two headed serpent in a corrupt world.
Greed will be our complete undoing
- Human Greed and Selfishness Will Destroy Humanity. The failings of Government control.
Greed, Judgmentalism, & Self Serving: the roots of all evil. Eliminate these and all the troubles in this world would just fade away.
The road to corruption is paved with gold
these are the chain of events that led to this corruption:
- STEP ONE: Allowing lobbyists to be admitted into Washington, at all, was the first and worst mistake. You might say 'the mother of all future mistakes'. It was the foundation needed to grow corruption to its present state. The very seed of corruption.
- STEP TWO: was using greed as the manure to grow this planted seed. Easily done. Bribe the politicians. Buy their votes. Buy their loyalty. Very simple. Very easy. No-one even noticed.
- STEP THREE: Changing rules to favor business. Very simple. Easily accomplished. The more money they poured into buying politicians, the easier it got.
- STEP FOUR: The supreme court. That is a well known recent purchase by Corporate Greed. I was going to say 'American greed', but now we are on a global scale of corruption.
- STEP FIVE: Discredit and declaim (disguised as 'reclaim') any false attempts, and empty rhetoric, to 'take back power' of the people, at any expense.
- STEP SIX: Purchase a party as the "strong arm" for that reclamation. And we all know which party that has come to be.
The tools of war:
falsely naming, labeling and 'riling up the basis' as they call it.
Using religion, demonizing such concepts as social welfare programs by calling them socialistic (communistic), making "progression" an evil idea, etc.., etc.. I think you get the picture. And using "moral" issues as a distraction away from their corruption.
the saddest part of it all: The GOP does not even know it is being 'had'.
If it does know - we are in for some big, big and bigger problems... I am trying to convince myself they are unwilling (or rather they are "unwitting") participants. To think they might be willing participants is too frightening to contemplate.
What does all this have to do with health care coverage reform?
Health care coverage reform issues are only a smoke screen. Although, this reform is an important issue, it will mark the way to the future of this government, by taking some control away from the conservative party, and Corporate America.
If the GOP wins their fight to reverse this law it will only mean one thing: the American people lose and the greedy take a firmer foot hold in this government, the economy, and over all of our lives and destinies.
With eyes wide shut
With eyes wide shut
Prepare yourselves for another onslaught by that 'beyond right wing' mentality. They have openly vowed to get rid of Obamacare at any cost to the country, or to the millions of individuals who will lose their insurance coverage.
We will also be seeing more laws being enacted like the recent one in Florida, making it illegal for Pediatricians to ask about guns in the household in order to give pertinent advice about safety of the children. Recently passed, it is now a Felony for a physician to even ask. If they dare to ask, they will be charged with a felony.
Penalty: 5 years in prison, loss of license, and a 5 million dollars fine. ---Just for asking that question!!!
But there is still an upside to all of this:
The 'crazies' can still stage a protest at funerals of people they don't like, disrupting, carrying signs of hatred, shouting obscenities, and calling names at the mourners. THAT IS THEIR RIGHT to FREEDOM OF SPEECH!! And even further: the freedom of 'religious beliefs acts' being implemented in red states across America give a renewed hope for discrimination for those who declare that it is all in the name of their religion.
FREE speech for the crazies, but not for the physicians.
Way to go, right wing America. Our great savior party.
© 2011 d.william