Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wide Margin of Americans Support Universal Health Care.

(Click to enlarge. It's an interesting map showing that much of the world has universal health care plans. Especially modern, developed countries--minus America of course).

A recent New York Times/CBS Poll found 72% of Americans support having a government option health insurance plan. In addition, a solid majority--57% are willing to pay more taxes for universal health care. Washington is extremely out of touch with Americans on this issue. Too many politicians there seem to be more interested in their lobbying groups, which fund their campaigns than actually listening to and helping people.

So who are all these Americans whom Republicans opposed to universal health care claim are clambering at the gates against universal health care?!! I'll tell you who--lobbyists. And the ones who are pissing me off the most right now are the Democrats who stand against a universal health care plan, which would be able to compete to lower prices.

The Congress, despite their track record is acting like they have to teach us and tell us what's good for us like they are our parents. We have decided--we want universal health care, NOW. That was one of the big reasons (health care and by extension the economy) why so many of us voted for Obama and to extend the Democrat majority. And the insult of all insults is that we tax payers are paying for Iraqis and Afghanis to get universal health care but we at home still get the shit plan. And as you can see on that interesting map above, Sri Lanka has universal health care and we don't yet they have make less money per capita. Nice.

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1 comment:

jacksmith said...


It’s official. America and the World are now in a GLOBAL PANDEMIC. A World EPIDEMIC with potential catastrophic consequences for ALL of the American people. The first PANDEMIC in 41 years. And WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES will have to face this PANDEMIC with the 37th worst quality of healthcare in the developed World.


We spend over twice as much of our GDP on healthcare as any other country in the World. And Individual American spend about ten times as much out of pocket on healthcare as any other people in the World. All because of GREED! And the PRIVATE FOR PROFIT healthcare system in America.

And while all this is going on, some members of congress seem mostly concern about how to protect the corporate PROFITS! of our GREED DRIVEN, PRIVATE FOR PROFIT NATIONAL DISGRACE. A PRIVATE FOR PROFIT DISGRACE that is in fact, totally valueless to the public health. And a detriment to national security, public safety, and the public health.

Progressive democrats and others should stand firm in their demand for a robust public option for all Americans, with all of the minimum requirements progressive democrats demanded. If congress can not pass a robust public option with at least 51 votes and all robust minimum requirements, congress should immediately move to scrap healthcare reform and demand that President Obama declare a state of NATIONAL HEALTHCARE EMERGENCY! Seizing and replacing all PRIVATE FOR PROFIT health insurance plans with the immediate implementation of National Healthcare for all Americans under the provisions of HR676 (A Single-payer National Healthcare Plan For All).

Coverage can begin immediately through our current medicare system. With immediate expansion through recruitment of displaced workers from the canceled private sector insurance industry. Funding can also begin immediately by substitution of payroll deductions for private insurance plans with payroll deductions for the national healthcare plan. This is what the vast majority of the American people want. And this is what all objective experts unanimously agree would be the best, and most cost effective for the American people and our economy.

In Mexico on average people who received medical care for A-H1N1 (Swine Flu) with in 3 days survived. People who did not receive medical care until 7 days or more died. This has been the same results in the US. But 50 million Americans don’t even have any healthcare coverage. And at least 200 million of you with insurance could not get in to see your private insurance plans doctors in 2 or 3 days, even if your life depended on it. WHICH IT DOES!

Contact congress and your representatives NOW! AND SPREAD THE WORD!

God Bless You