03 September 2009
Funny Health Care Cartoon
From Denny: I've been waiting some time to weigh in on the health care debate, figuring the Republicans were going to throw their usual wingnut temper tantrums that makes them look loser ridiculous. You know there is going to be some of that rhetoric but now it's gone past patience for everyone as our current escalating American health care system is on life support. Too many medical professionals are exhausted from excessively long hours; they are fried.
This struggle to get our basic right of practical health care available at a decent price to all should not be this difficult to agree to do. No one said we were going to take anything away from people, just get the prices down to reasonable.
C'mon, these days if you have cancer it costs $300,000 to do a bone marrow test to see if or how bad you have cancer. We aren't even talking about treating the cancer. These prices are excessive and outrageous for everyone.
Yet the Republicans keep squawking about unrealistic doomsday scenarios. Hey, the average person just wants to get their teeth cleaned without emptying their wallet, folks. When you break a leg, the average cost is now over $25,000 - for a cleanly broken leg involving no surgery.
It's time to quit kicking the can down the road and screw up some political courage - and national morality to care about all fellow Americans - to construct a workable basic health care plan available to anyone who desires it. News flash: Democrats want Republicans to have good health care as much as Democrats want good health care for themselves.
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