Mrs. Rummel Goes to Washington


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.

About the Author


This is a blog where I will share my adventures and mundane tasks as a work-out-of-home-mom. I now have 2 kids and my wonderful husband, so the juggling has gotten a little bit more tricky (man-on-man defense). We also have 2 dogs and 3 cats (we used to have 4) so as you can imagine, our household is pretty busy. Since I never feel like I'm being listened to, I figured I'll just start talking at the general Internet community and see what happens.



This government’s a bunch of assholes. Did I say that? I meant to say something stronger. You go, girl!


How did it go? I just read that they added a 43 page ammendment to the behemoth, so now it’s over 2,000 pages. And to think the Declaration of Independence (one of the greatest things ever written) was all of one page long. Quality of Quantity wins out everytime. I hope that your voice and mine are being heard. One year until we can clean house, hopefully they don’t do anything in that time. Stupid asshats!


Cool! I’m not positive I agree with every little thing you said, but I am thrilled that you are actually DOING something about it! Good job! More people should be involved like this!


I’m so proud of you!! I wish I could have made it today – but I’ve only worked here for a month and have NO personal time what-so-ever. I am inspired by this movement and very pleased to be living so close to the action now! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts – I listened to some of on the radio. I’m tuning in tomorrow for an update!



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