Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Only a Beginning

Today is Tuesday, 23 March 2010.

Some times, something is better than nothing. That’s the case with the healthcare reform legislation.

If you’re uninsured with a pre-existing condition that for-profit companies won’t touch, in 90 days, you’ll be eligible to join a special high-risk pool. In the midst of the Great Republican Recession, young people will be able to be covered by their parents insurance until 26. Children will be protected from discrimination on the basis of medical history. Etc.

However, it's only a start: the only genuine close-to-a-solution to the problem is the absolute elimination of profit from the insurance equation.

We all wish better healthcare. Scientific advancement means better healthcare means more $$$. Were profits on insurance eliminated, more care could be provided and costs would rise more slowly.

Yes, it’s “socialized medicine”! However, please note, as I’ve pointed out before: we all breathe socialized air, we all drink socialized water, and we all drive on socialized roads. If you oppose socialized medicine, please kindly refrain from breathing air, drinking water, and driving. Also, no more socialized excrement collection: just dump it out the window and watch the grass grow greener.

Why do the people who oppose more effective and efficient healthcare hate Americans so much?

On this date in 1857, the first modern elevator (i.e., equipped with a safety brake) was installed by Elisha Otis at 488 Broadway in New York City. It’s still in operation. Being an aficionado of technology, I once rode in it. Quite a thrill, and, yes, you may touch me.


Anonymous X said...

There are going to be an awful lot of family fights over slacker 26 year-old "kids" wanting to sponge off their parents for health care coverage.

And, no, ewww, I don't want to touch you. Just cause you rode in an old elevator? Does that make you golden? Poor attempt at a joke.

Hey why don't we have socialized grocery shopping, too? And how about requiring everyone who has an extra bedroom in their house to take in a homeless person?

1:15 PM  
Blogger HH said...

We already have socialized grocery shopping, since all items on sale have, at some point, traveled on socialized roads.

1:24 PM  
Blogger lawguy said...

I'd hardly call giving money to private corporations socialism. Actually, I wouldn't mind a little more socialism.

3:30 PM  
Blogger HH said...


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