As a retired RN who has worked in many areas of health care I have seen and experienced our broken health care system. I have seen and experienced waiting in an emergency room for hours because it is being used like a clinic because lower-income people can’t afford medical care for themselves or their children.
I feel we are being held hostage by the insurance companies who can dictate what our doctors can and can’t do. Since they have to control their costs and make money, people are denied treatments that can save their life. I feel every citizen in this country is entitled to medical care and I think the changes that will and have been started by Obama Care is a good thing. Why is it wrong for people to help buy insurance in a government-run program? The citizens of this country have been paying for all of the care given to the poor to start with. I feel in the long run this can save us money. I can’t see a problem with them getting supplemented insurance at all. Obama Care will also help decrease the Medicare fraud that is perpetuated by the system in place now. Wouldn’t that save us a vast amount of money?
I for one applaud the president for taking the initiative to change our health care system. It is something that should’ve been done long ago. Politics in this country tries to portray this plan as bad or good. As I said, it is a new start. I am not afraid of a new beginning with health care but I know many people are.
I am attaching a Bill Moyer’s video talking about medical lobbyist in Washington. It explains why so much propaganda is spread about anything affecting medicine or drugs.
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