Oh, ouch

Feb. 25th, 2010 04:11 pm
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The BBC calls a spade a spade:
"The US is the world's richest nation and the only industrialized democracy that does not provide healthcare coverage to all its citizens."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8536469.stm

I tried to listen to the health care conference, but then a Republican started talking about how we were risking losing consumer choices and my head just about exploded. What consumer choice? I'm at the mercy of employers and what the insurance companies will offer and their restrictions. I don't have any choices about my health care and I never have. I just want to quit worrying about being bankrupted by health problems. So frustrating!

And then there is the fact that the bill that the Democrats are pushing resembles a Republican bill from 10 years ago and the Republicans (some of whom proposed the original bill) can't bring themselves to support it.

How many letters have I written to my representatives about this? I've lost count and there seems to be no point whatsoever to doing so again.

I'm so disgusted with politics and our country. Canada seems lovely just now, I just wish it wasn't so cold there.

The one bonus to all this political hoopla is it does distract me from pending unemployment and not knowing what the hell I'm going to do for a career, since my current career track doesn't seem to be leading to employment.
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Oh my god, cats, quit puking! You are like little fountains of gross this morning.

My cat Marx is doing really well, he had his sutres out and everything. And his pills have finished. This is good.

I am completely wroth with the health care "debate" going on. I can barely follow the story anymore. I'm all for free speech, but the yokels on the right are just being crazy obstructionists without a coherent argument. I wish the media would quit treating them seriously. Death panels? Come on. And to take the public option off the table is to shoot everything right down. There is no reform without that competition. Co-ops are laughable. Here is a good article on how co-ops are not a reasonable solution.

Oh my god they are both going at once now. Holy smokes. My house is covered in cat puke.

They kind of match how I feel about the health care reform situation though. For sure.

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