Diary

Health Care: For Those Who Think and Feel

Limelight by Rush:

Living on a lighted stage
Approaches the unreal
For those who think and feel
In touch with some reality
Beyond the gilded cage

Cast in this unlikely role,
Ill-equipped to act
With insufficient tact
One must put up barriers
To keep oneself intact

Those who wish to be
Must put aside the alienation
Get on with the fascination
The real relation
The underlying theme

Living in a fish eye lens
Caught in the camera eye
I have no heart to lie
I can’t pretend a stranger
Is a long-awaited friend

All the world’s indeed a stage
And we are merely players
Performers and portrayers
Each another’s audience
Outside the gilded cage

It seems universal health care, socialized medicine, health care reform, whatever you may call it is on the ropes. It seems as Rush suggests, those who live in some sort of reality and think and feel are beginning to also wake up, and Obama’s health care plans just don’t add up. But the tragedy in all of this isn’t the fact that Obama continues to lie, or that health care reform is being used as a political battering ram, no the real tragedy is that Obama had to lie about his own plans in the first place. If this man, this man of many words so elegant and popular with the folks, who garners their trust has to lie in order to pass his health care bill, my friends that is sad. But why squander a chance to seriously and reasonably reform health care? Is the ideological gilded cage that strong to where you cannot break free from its restraints on your own reason president Obama?

Yes, health care for those who think and feel. We all feel, we don’t always think and right now Washington could give a damn how we feel about the way they’re thinking…or lack thereof about health care reform. True reform, as most reformers would tell you has to start at the root of the problem which is access. Obama and the Democrats want to start with the system as a whole and overhaul it completely. It’s like, if you have a 1985 Ford Mustang and you want to restore it, you don’t dismantle the entire car, you just restore the things that need restoration. Our health care system though not perfect is the most perfect by standards that do not call for perfection as a criteria. I don’t view health care as a litmus test for how empathetic government is, for I believe government is a kin to the bartender shelling out drinks to an alcoholic when it comes to how empathetic it is or should be. Universal health care, like the bartender encourages bad habits like obesity, lethargy, and dietary neglect. So what makes the so called elected hierarchy so confident that socialized medicine will promote a quality of life that which makes Duncan McCloud jealous?

In fact I heard Barack Obama on a sound clip talk about his cost cutting measures. Well, this was one of many options in that field. In short, grandma will have to punch the clock a little early. As for the little babies that could, they can’t, abortion measures are in the bill as well. So let’s see, that’s one count nursing home RN gone wild on an old fogey and one count infanticide.

If I were president I would construct a bill where routine check ups for children and seniors are free of charge. I wouldn’t mandate health care, and I would certainly take in account the relative satisfaction people have with their current health care set up. But above all let’s look at the examples of universal health care state by state: Massachusetts has universal health care and a black man in power, the costs are higher and increasing, the quality isn’t good, and not every one is or can be covered. California tried universal health care and the state almost went in the toilet. If that doesn’t convince you, lets look at it on a country by country basis: Canada’s universal health care system also increases each year cost wise and many Canadian doctors and patients alike are starting to act like Mexicans because they have to wait months even years for simple operations and treatments for cancer and other illnesses. In England the have a health board similar to the kind Barack Obama wants to set up here in America. You know what they do? They go Simon Cowell on cancer patients waiting for chemotherapy and radiation. “That tumor, on the side of your face, I thought that was absolutely awful. And your plea for treatment before you die, that was equally as bad.”

So what did we learn from those who lurk in the dark, and in the light they ram policy through like the light rail in San Francisco, and like that rail it will crash, if we don’t watch out, we’ll get hit. But Obama said the debate is over, and equally Chavezian he said all those who speak out against his health care better watch themselves or something to that effect, whatever he said it was Latin American dictatorish in tone. The man is angry because his health care plans are full of what you drop off at the pool after chili con queso for dinner. Read the lyrics from Limelight: ” I can’t pretend a stranger is a long awaited friend” Remember the woman in the audience at his town hall meeting on health care? The one he hugged because she had breast cancer and was afraid she wouldn’t be able to get the right treatment in time? Well that pity pot was a member of his campaign staff when he ran for president. Read the lyrics, you’ll understand. All of this, this manufactured war on health care is for show. Obama wants this to be his defining moment and he’s creating this like some movie director. None of this is real, none of this is genuine or credible. And unfortuntely for us, we’re all a bunch of extras in this B- horror movie. Pass the popcorn