He gets his campaign funding $$$$$$ from insurance companies in Conn. How much could we and Obama raise to outbid these private businesses and buy his vote on health care? Would it take a new casino or a ski resort, any ideas?
Candidate Obama promised to change Washington, DC so that the corporate powers did not control policy, well on health care President Obama is doing the opposite. He is letting the corporate powers – the insurance, HMO and pharmaceutical industries — run health care. He has insurance company representatives speaking first and last at his White House health care meeting. At the same time single payer is not being considered by Obama. Why is single payer off the table? Are the corporate powers still in charge?
Is it really fair to Americans that Congressional members whose political existence is dependent upon the Insurance industry, vote on our behalf on such a crucial matter?
Gov. Howard Dean created quit a stir when he said he would vote NO on the Senate version of the Health Care insurance reform bill, because it did not have a public option or lower the Medicare eligibility age, but the extreme right wing-nuts began using him in their rhetoric which he could not allow to continue so has reluctantly changed his mind and now recommends the senate vote yes for the bill hoping it may be changed for the better in the conference committee. Also discussed is the offensive email portraying Barack Obama as a communist witch doctor sent out by Dr. David McKalip who had to step down from his leadership post in the AMA see the St. Petersburg Times (www.tampabay.com ST. PETERSBURG — The president-elect of the Pinellas County Medical Association stepped down Friday, apologizing profusely for forwarding an e-mail image that portrayed President Barack Obama as a witch doctor in a loin cloth and headdress with bones in his nose. Dr. David McKalip, a St. Petersburg neurosurgeon, said he is taking a year’s leave of absence from a leadership role at the American Medical Association. He also plans to take a lower public profile in the health care reform debate. “That e-mail depicted such an offense image, and it was completely inappropriate for me to thoughtlessly forward it out,” McKalip said. “A person in my position, who’s trying to help patients and trying to do it in organized medicine, needs to think hard about the people he’s going to hurt when he sends …
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Moments before taking a vote on The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Senate Majority Leader spoke on the Senate floor about the importance of passing a sweeping health insurance reform bill. “This morning is not the end of that process; it is merely the beginning. We will continue to build on this success, to improve our health system even more, and to further ease the terrible burdens on American families and businesses,” said Reid. “But that process cannot begin unless we start today. The American people and the American economy cannot afford for us to wait for next time because there may not be a next time.”
How could anyone, in good conscience, vote for a republican? Once again, the Republican Party has its poor, white constituents voting AGAINST their own interests. Millions of white people have no healthcare or are facing a situation where they could lose their jobs and lose their healthcare. STILL they’re angry at Obama for reforming the system to guarantee health insurance for them. How stupid do you have to be to be a poor white republican? The rich republicans don’t even want to pay unemployment benefits to poor whites and these poor whites SUPPORT that decision! Are these people insane? To support somebody who wants you to have NO health insurance and NO unemployment benefits….and the rationale is: it’s “socialism”?
There are two certainties in life: Taxes and me, Death. Your vote decides both for your country, so this is a good time to weigh your options and see how much business you can throw my way… and since nobody in this country was ever taxed to death, we’ll just ignore that sissy first certainty.
How your vote translates into domestic some U.S. deaths affected by policies.