I have never quite understood some of the Republicans’ objections to President Obama’s Affordable Health Care Act (Obama Care.)
The way I see it, what Obama Care does is to make it possible for people who could not otherwise afford expensive health insurance policies to get coverage at a price that will not send them to the Poor Farm and to allow small businesses who want to cover their employees to be able to do so at a cost that will not bankrupt their enterprises.
Are those the big “Sins”of The Affordable Health Care Act in the eyes of those who fight against it so viciously?
The way the President has reportedly stated it from time to time is that it is his desire that the ordinary American Citizen (The everyday working person who is not necessarily part of the wealthiest 1%) be able to purchase insurance which is pretty much on the order of that health care coverage that members of Congress are entitled to— and in my estimation, that would be one heck of a desirable health care coverage!
But for some strange reason, it seems to me like many in the Right Wing oppose all this good-intentioned health care reform and I am wondering if it is because they don’t want to cooperate with this President on anything (Obstructionism) or if they are afraid that The Affordable Health Care Act might put some limitations on the ability of some of the greedier profiteers to rake in more millions on the backs of those who struggle to access decent health care?
I think that if The Republicans and Conservatives who seem to have opposed The Affordable Health Care Act would just give an inch now and then and think of the best interests of their constituencies in regards to what this plan could do for them, they might be surprised to see how America would leap at the chance to become like most of the rest of the Civilized World in offering their People’s affordable health care plans.
Some who oppose so-called “Obama Care” have raised the nonsensical objection that really decent government-sponsored health care coverage is (A) Not the business of government and (B) Not an inherent right of the People under the Constitution.
But the larger World around us has decided otherwise and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Adopted by many nations of the World) actually sees adequate and effective health care for citizens of various nations as a “Right” and that governments have a clear obligation to provide adequate health care for their citizens.
I would take the argument even further and make a moral issue out of it.
America is supposed to be such a “Christian” nation—I say let America show Christian Intent by doing the Christian thing and helping the Poor among her citizens with decent, affordable and accessible health care.
It isn’t like we can’t afford it.
We can give billions of dollars in foreign aid and subsidies to other countries and get nothing back but a slap in the face sometimes and we can give outrageous Taxpayer-Funded subsidies to multi-national oil giants who are so flush with profits as to make it laughable and we can ship American jobs to foreign shores so billionaire industrialists can rake in more excess profits from cheap labor—why in God’s Name can we, as a nation, not see to the health care needs of our People here at home?
It is amazing to me sometimes to see just how “Tight-Fisted” some people can be…particularly some of those on the Far Right—The party of Big Business…The party of No, Nothing and Nonsense…The Party of “We are going to make sure Obama is a one term President and that is our main political priority—It is shameful and disgusting in my opinion and I reserve the right to wonder again if it is even moral?
You know what is really hilarious?
I know some elderly folks who ran around for years bragging about how they would never touch a dime of “That there ‘Obahmer Care” and then who get into tight financial straights because someone grabbed their retirement funds out from under them—They were pretty quick to relent and run, hands outstretched, to the nearest Social Security Office to sign up or to Medicare to get their card—Yeah! When things get really tight, even the staunch die-hard Republicans and Conservatives will often be first in line to receive the very benefits from government they have spent their whole lives complaining about and voting against.
It is insane in my view.
Who can explain the mind of the mindless?
Posted by John Liming (Political Opinion)