Today I am writing the blog giving my opinion about the politics around what the Supreme Court is going to be deciding in June. Obama care as it has come to be called is now before the biggest court in the land and has the task of determining if the Healthcare mandate is constitutional.
Even in the highest court in the land politics continues to overpower. You hear what the Republicans want their five appointed judges to do and how much the program is in trouble. As an American I would like the judges to rule on what is fair and right for the people of this country. I do know what ever way each judge votes, someone else will be unhappy. It is a fact of life you can’t make everyone happy.
I have stated before on this blog that I think the healthcare program is a good thing for the people of this country. With the insurance company‘s running the doctors and hospitals a lot of people are not getting the care they should be getting. We are already paying out the wazoo for the uninsured to receive care with the high costs of medical care and deaths that could have been prevented. If the mandatory insurance makes people get insurance who would otherwise just think they can use the ER as an Emergency Room with no thought to how they are tying up the system or the cost to all of us. I think it is a good thing to make everyone responsible for something that might help reshape our medical and insurance system. It is something everyone uses at one time or another.
I do not think only the rich should be entitled to medical procedures which can save and improve lives. As an RN I am not in favor of prolonging life just because it can be. A life needs quality, not just quantity. I think this will give a good start to equal access.
I know how I want this debate to go, but I also know it’s in God’s hands. As an American and a Christian I will live with the final outcome. Either way it will be tough on all of us.
That’s my two-cents once again on healthcare. Let me know what you think and why you feel the way you do. I look forward to hearing from you. A healthy discussion is always good.
*Image: Barack Obama at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Presidential Health Care Forum, March 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)