This morning I watched the live streaming of the President of the United States sign the health care reform bill into law! It was pretty exciting to witness such a historical moment in United States history. Read about it and watch the video at CNN.com. I know people have there own thoughts, opinions and feelings about this and that is quite all right. In United States of America we have freedom of speech which is a good thing. However the sheer ignorance of some people on the left AND the right is appalling. I can not understand why people can not just agree to disagree, call it a day and then go on about their business. Why must every political discussion or debate end up with name calling and insults? Some of the comments I read while watching the live feed were ridiculous!
Some people assume that if you do not have health care it is because you do not want health care. Really?? That is a pretty ignorant assumption. Others assume that if you do not have health care it is because you are to lazy to get a job and pay for your own health care. Hmmm, that one is ignorant too! Guess what I DO NOT have health care and it is not because I do not want health care or because I want a free ride or because I am lazy and cheap. I had a good job which paid pretty good money, BUT the pay was not good enough to buy my own health care, BUT the pay was not low enough to qualify for any sort of assisted health care. I had another job which paid an okay salary but since it was an INTERIM position and not permanent I could not get health coverage through the company. Oh, then I got laid off, so yes, you guessed it STILL no health coverage. And unemployment does not cover health care. Now I am self-employed and STILL can not afford health care.
I have a daughter who just graduated college! YAAAYYYY! But, she is a college graduate, searching for a job and she has NO health coverage! So as you can see all types of people have all types of issues. It is sheer ignorance to generalize EVERYONE and presume that you know what their issues are, when you do not!
Employed or Unemployed; Sick or Healthy; Insured or Uninsured; This is OUR AMERICA! It needs to work and be livable for ALL of us! That is why watching the President of the United States sign a health care reform bill was so important! It may not be perfect, it may not work for everyone, but at least it shows that he is willing to work on it.
This is AMERICA, everyone will not get what they want BUT maybe we can at least get what we need!
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