On a stunning morning here in Osterville, with temperatures expected in the upper 70’s today with brilliant sunshine, the developments in Washington D.C. continue to amaze me. The health care debate, now being sidelined for what Eisenhower warned of in 1960, namely the “industrial military complex”, is being stripped for parts in the senate finance committee. The latest tweak that you can twitter about is the “mandate” for every American to buy their own health insurance. This is a boon for the insurance industry, as it will have a plethora of new clients, with the government subsidizing any costs incurred by said insurers to the tune of billions of dollars, effectively taking the American people hostage. It is just wrong. Not only have the lobbyists won in regard to the public option, the only viable solution to reducing the insurance companies strangle hold on it’s customers by introducing fair competition, but are now focused on stream lining the profit margins for the great middle man of our time. What is even more amazing is the manipulation that is going on with strategists who are directly employed by the insurance industry. From creating anger at town hall meetings, to the point of inciting a riot, to the disrespectful signs that degrade our President, the office of President and the nation as a whole. When does the insanity end? When does the voice of reason come in? I have said it before and I’ll say it again, is our compass that far off? When the average American citizen is paying 40 or 50 percent of their take home wages on “health care”, or more to the point, paying the mortgage on some executive’s home on the Cayman islands, while people are dying because they lack decent medical CARE, there is something seriously wrong with our nation. Moreover, is the lack of TRUE media coverage that spells out the ABC’s of how health care insurance really works and who benefits from a system that is not only broken, but crooked to the core. There is nothing wrong with a capitalist society, as long as it IS a true form of the free market, with consistent anti-trust laws that punish aggressive companies that profit and monopolize the process at the expense of the very people it is in business for to begin with. Every other industry that does business in the United States of America has some responsibility to conduct itself under the same rules as everyone else. Why the disconnect with health care? I think we all know the answer to that one…have a nice Tuesday! Peace M
September 22, 2009
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