OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE PLAN DEBATE
Nadine Chalmers Ross brought the story of Obama‘s Health Care proposal today. It is said to be a signature piece of legislation in POTUS’ Presidency.
Radio Australia reported: “The upholding of the insurance purchase requirement, known as the “individual mandate,” is a major election-year victory for Mr Obama.” Watch ABC USA footage above.
The plan argues strongly that all Americans be insured for health care. If they don’t they could be fined. The Republicans don’t like it, and say if they could over-turn the plan, down the track, they will threaten to try. This stance instantly appears naive to the wisdom of the presiding judges, so if the judges are real and still have their integrity in tact, I don’t like the initial stance from the Republicans so far. It is prattish, showing room from growth and maturity towards the people.
What do I think? It means that more Republicans will be New Zealand and Australia bound, with such a response. Although we like wealthy citizens and welcome them under our current government, we dont necessarily appreciate entitled brats though. Entitlement is the downfall of us all. Therefore we must live more wisely with measured compassion and Australian and New Zealand immigration must sieve, attitudes before granting access. To see one’s fellow country folk as a country’s living treasure, is a paradigm shift for Republicans yet it is achievable, with less wastage on the frivalous stuff (except for fashion -otherwise, what would Americans do?!).
Obama is right to want health care access for all American citizens. They would beat up on each other if there wasn’t a Maceys’ sale! It is my view, that the American way of life, requires this kind of health restructuring, that bends the branches of inequality that are too high, down to the majorities of average Americans now. It is just to do that after the wealthy’s big smug pounce, using networks and abusing majorities best health and interests for the good, worldwide.
Here’s a thought: If a tax to BigPharma companies (say 20%) for ‘medical’ products went into a fund, this fund could get the Americans on the board who can’t afford what Mr Obama proposes. That way, people in a consumer nation who are buying over-the-counter prescriptions in large doses can perhaps see some of their money go to other people, not just into BigPharma’s increasingly deeper pockets. Is that a fair plan?
In addition, the thirty BigPharma funded Senator’s sitting in Washington to do little else, except to flog product worldwide, well… if their campaign monies had gone to the health care fund as well, hey! All paid for!
Conclusion: It is no longer an option in the USA, for all citizens not to have health care, or the way the US is structured too to have the health insurance to pay for it.
NZ: We have good health care for people. Yet, we don’t have compulsory car insurance. At least the US has that in place. An example of how nations can learn from each other.
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Updated: Wendy Petrie reported on TVNZ news that already Republicans are retaliating with donating $2 million into Mitt Romney‘s campaign. Understandable if you were wealthy that you would do this, because you’d feel less special when you go to a doctor. “Cashing in,” Mr Romney says, “it’s bad law.” He threatens to overturn the policy in November. This whole ‘overturning thing’ of promise, then tack it back rhetoric (between Dems and Republicans) - is so wasteful in America. That whole expensive process in the Senate and the House – that drives news and millions of computers, TV sets and fossil fuelled electricity time - could all go towards, paying for the health care maybe. We now live in those times. We need to get real. Just saying.
Again, the way Americans live today - it is not a sensible reality to overturn this policy as the judges dually decided. Mr Romney perhaps needs to update his conscience in the realities of today’s world. Geez! How Kiwis have to get the Romney’s totz up to speed, as a future pet project (maybe!) is just full on!!!
NZ perhaps needs to strongly suggest compulsory car insurance too in the age of BigPharma’s global footprint and its effects on roads and medical care.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.6.12~