We’re in the Home Stretch for Healthcare Reform

I’ll bet you’ll be surprised which American President said the following:

“Without adequate healthcare, no one can make full use of his or her talents and opportunities. It is thus just as important that economic, racial and social barriers not stand in the way of good healthcare as it is to eliminate those barriers to a good education and a good job.

“Three years ago, I proposed a major health insurance program to the Congress seeking to guarantee adequate financing of healthcare on a nationwide basis. That proposal generated widespread discussion and useful debate. But no legislation reached my desk.”

Richard Nixon

The White House

February 6, 1974

Yes, the conservative of all conservatives, Richard Nixon!! He basically was quoting the libertarian, Thomas Jefferson, who said we cannot have liberty without happiness and we cannot have happiness without good health. Thus, to be truly “free” you need good health; to get good healthcare you need healthcare! Even Nixon saw that. Then why can’t the Republicans? Well, the Republican party along with the so-called centrist Democrats have sold out to the insurance and pharmaceutical industries and in the process have ruled that profits are more important than lives. The real death panels are composed of our elected officials who are more concerned with corporate profits than the tens of thousands of lives that are either lost because of lack of insurance or bankrupted because of healthcare costs.

The time has come for the American people to demand that our elected officials do the job we sent them to Washington to do. The latest Robert Wood Johnson poll conducted in October/November found that 79% of Americans believe that healthcare reform is necessary if our we are going to fix our economy.

Yes, the Senate bill leaves a lot to be desired, but it does extend life-saving healthcare insurance to 30 million Americans who currently don’t have it! It will also regulate the insurance companies so they cannot deny coverage because of pre-existing conditions or drop your coverage because of a shallow pre-existing condition such as acne!

This bill is a good start; if it doesn’t pass, I believe we won’t see it again until the entire healthcare industry collapses just like what happened to the financial industry last year. Remember, it’s been over 30 years since Nixon wanted healthcare reform, let’s not wait another 30 years! We cannot afford to!

Please see the new book by Dr. Kreisberg, http://bit.ly/4AozDd.

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