Reported By CARL HULSE 24 March 2010
"Democratic lawmakers have received death threats and been the victims of vandalism because of their votes in favor of the health care bill, lawmakers and law enforcement officials said Wednesday, as the Congressional debate over the issue headed toward a bitter and divisive conclusion."
Of course, Republicans everywhere are rejoicing at have an excuse for more violence. They want to inflict The Most Harm To The Most People -- and will inflict harm on those who stand in their way.
These are not rational people, and the fact they have a solid base of one in three Americans bodes ill for our nation.
The Health Care Bill might achieve some minor benefits -- and inflict no harm -- but it is a far cry for the Bill that was needed: Universal single payer health care.
Think about the income to the Health Care Insurance Companies.
Consider that they basically cover nothing ... you pay extra as a "co-pay"; you get rejected for treatments your doctor, and they, know you need; and they authorize those treatments only when the condition is chronic and its too late for you to benefit. It is actually cheaper for them to pay end-of-life care than provide preventative care.
(consider inability for you to keep policy enforced when you are too sick to work ...
(they drop coverage on everything they can ...
(for employer based coverage, they still get premiums ...
(but those cover your replacement.
(the faster you die,
(the less end-of-life care ...
(so it is not in their interest to prevent your death.
(AND ... with an existing condition, try to get coverage.)
1. A child born in the USA is more likely to die in the process than in 35 other industrialized nations.
2. You will die younger (health related) in the USA than in most other industrialized nations.
3. You pay twice what other industrialized nations pay for the right to be sicker and die younger, or have you child/grandchild die at birth...
There are more facts -- but basically the quality of life issues are against us ... and it is the responsibility of one-in-three being stupid enough to listen to Republicans. ... bolstered by one-in-three of the remainder being stupid enough to moved by emotionally based, but totally illogical (or flat out lies) Republican claims.