When revisions cause intent of healthcare reform to miss it’s goal

The move for health care reform continues — for another year.

In a time of US history when our country suffers a 17% U6 unemployment rate, people are losing their homes, home mortgages are higher than homes are worth, identity theft is at an all-time high we continue to argue over a healthcare plan that has long since lost focus of its initial intent of affordability and availability for everyone.

Don’t forget the goalaffordable healthcare for everyone.

Washington has lost its focus on the two primary goals of healthcare reform. It has morphed itself from an honest intentioned piece of legislation to a stack of rules, regulations, complexities and penalties only surpassed by IRS legislation.

The legislators neither care about public approval, cost nor availability.

Public approval rating is at 30-40% for the current healthcare reform.

If healthcare reform passes — people buying individual insurance policies would see an estimated 10-13% premium increase according to the US Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Independent estimates are higher.

If healthcare reform passes — approximately 8% of the population under the age of 65 will continue to be uninsured.

Currently, approximately 15% of the US population is uninsured. As of 2007 there were about 45 million uninsured people. Almost 10 million are not citizens; about 10 million earn 3X the poverty level but don’t purchase health insurance; and 10 million either haven’t applied or already on government subsidized healthcare.

The legislators neither care about public approval, cost nor availability.

Legislators have set their sights on healthcare reform — at any cost — as they continue to surge forward long since forgetting about public approval, cost or availability for all.

Don’t forget the goal — affordable healthcare for everyone.

The day before President Obama sat down for a bi-partisan healthcare summit, SEIU union (Service Employees International Union) mobilized it’s members for a march in Washington in support of healthcare reform. 2.2 million SEIU members strong they also sent over one million messages to Congress in favor of the legislation.

I find irony in an approval rating of 30-40% from the public while the fastest growing union (SEIU-Service Employees International Union) marches in Washington pushing for healthcare that its own members who are comprised of public safety personnel, local and state government workers, public school employees, bus drivers and health care workers — to name a few — already have health care provided for them and won’t fall under the harsh mandates.

Washington lost focus on the purpose of healthcare reform and it’s apparent the people marching in Washington are there to make it “appear” that you and I want it.

Read the interesting link between ACORN and SEIU in the article, “Federal report on ACORN confirms misconduct.”


One Response to When revisions cause intent of healthcare reform to miss it’s goal

  1. One of the things that has made America a great nation is our two party system and the tradition of debate and compromise, both of which have been virtually non-existent in this so-called healthcare “reform” debacle.

    Even in the healthcare summit where Obama claimed that many of the Republicans issues had been addressed and included, who decided which issues would be addressed? Obama! Were these decisions made as a result of face to face debates with Republicans? No!

    Great article by the way. I’ve looked at some of your other articles as well and will be adding this blog to my blogroll.

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