Monday, July 12, 2010

Obama's Health Care Bill Enough to Make You Blow Chunks

 Dr. Sawbones

Obama's Mandatory Health Insurance Bill Is Enough to Make You Hurl

Obama's for-profit health care bill is “deeply depressing” and reconfirms the terrifying truth that our nation “is hostage to unchecked corporate greed and abuse”. Hell yeah, it's depressing! Short of being bombarded with asteroids or impaled through the eyeballs with an icepick, what could be more depressing than this unaffordable death care delivery bill with a mandatory tax footprint the size of Sasquatch?
Oh, the humanity! 
Hedges explains that while the preferred single-payer nonprofit health care for all Americans would dramatically reduce costs and save lives, the conversation is censored from the public debate by a corporate sponsored media reliant upon the same corporations as major supporters. Add to the mix our broken two party system with a “morally bankrupt Democratic Party that is as bought off by corporations as the Republicans” and substitute the word desperation for depression. He cites two highly notable single-payer advocates, Helen Redmond and Dr. Margaret Flowers championing the needs of the American people at a recent conference in Chicago below:

They named this legislation the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and as the tradition of this nation goes, any words they put into the name of a piece of legislation means the opposite,” said single-payer activist Dr. Margaret Flowers when I heard her and Helen Redmond dissect the legislation in Chicago at the Socialism 2010 Conference last month. “It neither protects patients nor leads to affordable care.”

Here's what one commenter had to pile onto the Obama health care plan slagheap:

I’m currently unemployed, and without insurance.
I also suffer from Crohn’s disease, my body basically attacks my intestines, when it flares up I get severe diarrhea, nausea, weakness and I lose pounds and pounds and pounds. Last week I weighed 143 lbs, today I weigh 129. I’ve been in the emergency room twice this week, both times all they could do was give me an anti-nausea and an IV drip , then a few hours later I was discharged. This has been the story of my life for years. Each time I get worse, and each time I get a little more scared. This past week I told my girlfriend if I had access to a gun I would have just ended my life then, how can a country so rich treat it’s people like such shit? I guess that’s what happens when you spend 20 billion dollars a month on illegal war.”

Depressing? Unless you're a beady-eyed sociopath, I'd say so.

LWOH readers may recall this post on single-payer that featured Helen Redmond along with a bitchy rebuttal from one access blog editor questionably not onboard at the time with it. Hopefully, this gentleman has now seen the light.

As the U.S. death toll rises due to lack of access to quality and affordable health care and jobs to pay for it, we can always take comfort in the censorship wielding media who keep recycling the same old saw about Obama's “historic” health care plan. What kind of a president and administration would want to go down in history for this unconscionable bill?

Don't worry. If we can't get over ourselves, there's always Obama's death care plan to help us fill in the dead space.

Party on, plebes!


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