The Abandonment Issues in the Fight for Healthcare
Posted Sep 04 2009 10:46pm
I have written several articles on this blog about how laws and social polices cause people to experience feelings and acts of abandonment. The debate over healthcare reform is an excellent example of that fact. One side is crying that their industry will be killed if you force them to change or if people were given an 'public option'. America and its citizens has grown on the principle of freedom of choice.
The most important issues is being debated in our generation. The right to affordable healthcare is a necessity in one of the riches country in the world. If you missed President Obama speaking to the joint houses of Congress please take the time and listen to it here!
I support President Obama's goal of healthcare reform in America. This is why I am posting a link where readers can find a 'Reality Check' to their questions on this issue.
Lying about the facts has been developed into an 'art form'. Adolph Hitler is quoted as saying, "Tell a lie often enough, loud enough, and long enough, and people will believe you!" We have to be smarter than that! The fight over the "healthcare issues are all about abandonment!" Here are some talking points for this discussion about the fears or acts of abandonment that will resolve in the passage of "healthcare reform.
I may loose my coverage. (You are right when you can't afford it any longer or when they drop you!)
We can't afford to provide insurance for everyone! (Correct, so let the uninsured continue to use the ER, which is the most expense level of care and break the system.)
I don't trust the government! ("We the people.." are the government!)
The government is going to set-up death panels and deny us care! (We already have that in managed care ran by the insurance industry!)