(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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