Jul 7, 2009

Town hall meeting on health care reform on tap


With 1.3 million Michiganders without basic health care, the health care has become a hot issue.

The model for delivering health care coverage in this country has been through the employers for at least the last 50 years, but as more people lose jobs, employees are making more jobs part-time and many are dropping it all together in a vain effort to compete with Third World countries, we are facing a crisis. President Obama is trying to reform health care, but he is running up against private insures who will do just about anything to keep their monopoly.

The Washington Post is reporting that they are spending more than $1.4 million a day on lobbying Congress. That’s $1.4 million a day.

The Livingston County Democratic Party is sponsoring a special town hall meeting on the latest on what Congress is planning for health care reform at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11 at party headquarters, 10321 E. Grand River, Suite 600, Brighton, located on the north side of Grand River, one-third mile east of U.S. 23.

All members of the community are invited to participate, regardless of their political affiliation or lack thereof. A representative of Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, will be present to discuss what type of public health care option she is prepared to support. Dr. James Mitchiner, of Physicians for a National Health Program, will talk about the reforms doctors would like to see. Robert Sisler, President of UAW Retirees Local 6000, will address how health care reform will affect retirees.

11 comments:

Not Anonymous said...

Main articles: Health insurance in the United States and Health care in the United States
The U.S. market-based health care system relies heavily on private (for profit) and not-for-profit health insurance, which is the primary source of coverage for most Americans. According to the United States Census Bureau, approximately 84% of Americans have health insurance; some 60% obtain it through an employer, while about 9% purchase it directly. Various government agencies provide coverage to about 27% of Americans (there is some overlap in these figures).[37]

You want to revamp the best coverage in the world for 16% of the people that choose not to have health insurance coverage? This is a takeover of nearly 20% of the economy by socialists. 84% of the people in this country have health coverage. Your time would be better spent working and joining the 84% of the people that have health coverage.

By the way, notice that it says 60% of those covered obtain it through their employer. It doesn't say that employers provide it. It says they obtain it through their employers.

Government takeover of health care is just that. It's a takeover. Their interest is not in people's health, it's in controlling the dollars.

Communications guru said...

Yes, the system needs reforming, and no one is, or has ever, advocated a “Government takeover of health care.”

That’s 45 million people without health care in 2007. That may not seem unimportant to you, but when you consider that the U.S. spends about 16 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on health care, more than any other industrialized nation in the world, and still 45 million Americans have no health coverage, the system needs reforming. But the fact is that number is higher.

In a study commissioned by the consumer health advocacy group Families USA, 86.7 million Americans were uninsured at one point during the past two years. That’s One out of three Americans under 65. But I kind of see why it’s not a priority with Republicans, four out of five of the uninsured were in working families.

How high does the number have to be before you think the system might need reforming? How much money needs to be wasted before you think the system might need reforming?

“The best the best coverage in the world?” Not true. I don’t think the majority of people “choose not to have health insurance coverage.” They simply cannot afford it.

Not Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for facts. You gave one source. Never heard of them, but I'll just bet that they have an agenda of Universal Health Care, which would indicate that they are inflating their numbers.

Especially since the US Census bureau says that 47 million spend some time without health care over the past two years. Meaning that they aren't totally without care. Just spent some time without it. Perhaps a job change and had to wait for 60 days for the new coverage to kick in.

But then it's odd for you to be complaining about that when you refuse to do what you need to do to cover your own wife.

You really have no excuse for not providing health care for your wife. You're doing it by choice and that's just plain despicable.

Yet, you're willing to see the rich taxed more to pay for your health care so that you don't have to have to go and get that third job. The rich don't owe you health care. If you want it, earn it by getting off of your fat ass and working a few extra hours per week and paying for it yourself.

A man that won't take care of the basic needs of his own family is not a man at all. You're a disgusting POS. Your wife should leave you and find a real man.

Communications guru said...

That’s one more source than you gave, brett. The numbers are correct, and neither you nor anyone can dispute them.

Wrong, the “US Census bureau says that 47 million spend some time without health care” in 2007 not over two years. Nice try on trying to reduce the numbers.

As for the false, disgusting personal attacks, I won’t stoop to your level, but I know why you post anonymously.

Not Anonymous said...

False personal attacks? They are your words. You don't have health coverage for you nor your wife. You have the VA if anything goes wrong for you, but you leave your wife without any coverage.

You may call it stooping to my level, but any man that doesn't provide for his wife has already sunk to the depths of disgusting. You are the problem and you are looking for others to provide for you.

I don't care if you were working 10jobs. If you need an 11th job to put health care coverage on your wife, you ought to be working that 11th job.

You are part of the problem. You're one of the drains on society.

Maybe asking you to be a man is too much to ask. Perhaps I ought to suggest that your wife wear the pants in your family and go out and get a third job to pay for health care so that you can continue to take time, food, money and resources to give to others while your wife sacrifices by going without so you can make yourself feel better by wandering around for politicians.

You are really pathetic.

Communications guru said...

Yes, false personal attacks, but don’t forget cowardly and anonymous. Thanks for the compliment, brettt; coming from someone so out of touch and cowardly that’s a real compliment. And you wonder why the GOP is almost irrelevant in this country.

Not Anonymous said...

Well, let's examine that statement that I'm stating "false personal attacks".

From your blog post on July 6, 2009:
"My wife and I are those among the uninsured, although as retired military, I always have the VA hospital in Ann Arbor to fall back on. The lack of full-time work has led us to take two part-time jobs apiece, and of course, none provide health care benefits."

I guess that pretty much wipes out the comment about "false personal attacks".

You admitted in your piece, that you don't have health care coverage for you or your wife. But it's okay for you because you have the VA. But to hell with your wife. She can fend for herself, I guess.

So, you have now been debunked on the false personal attacks you claim that I made. There is nothing false unless you lied about your wife being uninsured.

You can claim it's a personal attack because I said you're a fool for not getting coverage on your wife, but it's not false. You opened it up by talking about health care and you opened it up even more by admitting that you and your wife don't have health coverage.

You have no trouble dictating to others how they should live, but then you don't provide the basic necessities for your own wife.

False personal attacks? Nope. My comments on your lack of character are exactly right. Only a dickless man would allow his wife to go without health coverage when all he has to do is work a job during the day to pay for that coverage.

But, look at the bright side. Since you're dickless, nobody can really call you a pecker.

Communications guru said...

Thanks for the complements, brett; coming from someone like you, it means a lot to me. I sure know why you post anonymously.

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