Posted By Colleen on November 5, 2009
Don’t know about the rest of you, but this whole Health Care debacle…nearly 2,000 pages of non-transparent crap that essentially says the government would like to tax each and every one of us an additional 8-12% for the privilege of letting the government manage our health care for us…has gotten me really riled up. I actually like my health care. I like it a lot. Now, last year I didn’t…so I changed insurance companies and have been ecstatic about their level of professionalism and coverage ever since. When Gavin decided to crack his head open this summer? The ER visit only cost us $75. All preventative care is covered 100%. Other care is well-covered, too. I had the option of taking another high-deductible PPO, but opted for this plan instead, even though it costs more in premiums. But that’s because in my mind, health care and health care coverage is one of my top priorities (besides when I can score my next cheese danish). I know some folks out there, most of them a good 10 years younger, who do not make health care coverage a high priority, so they get the low-premium, high-deductible plan. Or they are short on money and take the gamble against getting sick or injured and take no plan. Personally, I think that’s crazy, but that’s their own decision to make. Who am I to judge how they manage their lives?
Unfortunately the government doesn’t seem to think that any of us are qualified to make our own decisions about our health care or that of our families. So I’m going to go to Washington and join the likes of Mark Levin, local Conservative radio host Chris Plante, some members of Congress, and a bunch of Smart Girls and Tea Partiers to tell the rest of Congress to get their crap together and back some real reform. Not a take-over. Not irrational mandates. Not something that will run each of us, and the country, into the poorhouse.
Interested? Come join me at 12 noon at the
East West Capitol steps. Or wander between the two like me, since I have a poor sense of direction anytime I’m downtown. I blame it on all the buildings interfering with my natural global positioning systems.