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Affordable Health Care.

Time to remember why we are fighting for Affordable Health Care.

Here's one: http://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/17/harvard-medical-study-links-lack-of-insurance-to-45000-us-deaths-a-year/?_r=0

There are lots of them.  It isn't a question of whether the Democrats or Republicans have the morale high ground. It's a matter of making sure that my children can have a health care plan even when they don't turn out to be millionaires.  About 15% of Americans have no comprehensive health care, and the percentage climes each year.  We start fixing it with this generation, or it will be 30% of us without a plan in the next generation.

And the politicians who tell you that it can't be done, or that it will bankrupt the country, or that the time isn't right, are either lying or just plain wrong.  It can be done, and it can be done by this generation.


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Oct. 1st, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
Yep. And all the finger-pointing at the Democrats pisses me off. Are they angels? Hell no, I'd like the whole Congress wiped clean and replaced by regular people. But for THIS mess, that's purely in the hands of the radical Republicans, and they're doing it because Obama managed to get the ACA passed. Not even, I think, because they're ACTUALLY against the Act itself, but because the Other Guy passed it.
Oct. 8th, 2013 06:45 am (UTC)
I wish I had your faith
I think that the Republicans are literally in lock-step for fear of their own party. Not the tea party, but the people in the RNC, which, I believe, has such a firm lock on the elected members that stepping out of line is politically unsurvivable.

I am prejudiced in this case. I'm voting for any form of national health care, and against anybody who fails to recognize how important that is. I think that an honest, across the aisles effort to develop true national health care would turn our economy around. Government by the people, of the people and for the people... I think that the Republican leadership has fully and willfully forgotten the meaning of those words, even though they were spoken by a Republican.

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
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