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Saturday, July 25, 2009


A sample of health care [Tenn care ]

A good read on what can happen with national health care.

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Sebelius wrote back tersely, "We have learned many lessons from the TennCare experience and recognize its goals, but TennCare is not a traditional public option." The brevity of the response could be chalked up to the fact that it's not in the administration's interest to engage in a dialogue about what happened in Tennessee.

Sounds like the administration does not want to hear it.

Yeah really, they don't want to hear anything.   As a matter of fact BO said during his radio address we "WILL pass healthcare or else!" Or else what? A very declarative sentence just like a bully.   This definitely must be, fax, or e-mail, write your representatives.   Do not be afraid to speak out.
I've emailed both senators reminding the one that's up for re-election I'm happy to campaign against him if he votes for the Obamacare. As far as I'm concerned, emailing once is not enough because it's the squeaky wheel that gets the most grease.

Am shocked AARP isn't having a cow over this health care spending monstrosity unless they don't give a hoot how much kinds and grand kids are going to have to pony up.
TennCare was once a huge topic here. I remember one caller to a radio talk show. He was upset that Tennessee had declared him ineligible for TennCare and had removed him from their rolls.
When this man retired and he discovered he would have to pay more for health insurance, he moved to Tennessee where TennCare would take care of him for free. What bothers me is this man did not pay one single tax in Tennessee while he was working but was more than willing to let the taxpayers of Tennessee take care of him upon retirement.
TennCare has been managed better in the past year but it has been fraught with widespread fraud and abuse by the people it is supposed to help. That abuse costed the state miliions upon millions. I know a guy who is self employed and makes around 5-8 thousand a month, lives in a $190,000.00 home whose family is on TennCare. I can't get with that. There has to be a better way. If Obama's plan can ge rid of the fraud factor then it will work. I have lived in other countries where if they are sick, they just go to the doctor and don't have to worry about a bill. Everytime I go to the doctor it costs me anywhere from $75.00 and up. My husband's medicine used to cost us 350.00 a month before his job came out with a plan where he can get his medicine for 20.00 a month. He needs it to live. I also know people who have no insurance at all because they can't work. Most of those policies once you leave a job are ridiculously high. Who can pay $600-700 dollars a month for health care and all conditions are not covered! Obama's healthcare plan may have flaws and not be perfect but to me the main thing is that we get a PLAN passed!! They can fix the flaws as they find them just like they did for TennCare.
When I was a child, health care was not an economic issue. Why is it now? What turned it into a monthly bill that rivals our mortgage? A proper analysis of that trend must be done to see what went wrong. But we already know what that analysis will tell us. Profit entered the picture.

At least they will have 37,000 new grief counselors to make us feel better while we wait our turn to be euthanized. "How do you FEEL about being put to death as a non-working, useless eater, Mr. Smith?"

By the way, when did this country become a monarchy? I missed that day in school.
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