They're at it again. The Republican party is spreading lies about Obama's health care reform and vow to repeal it. States are suing to have parts of it repealed now and it's headed for the Supreme Court. Before the liars undo the best legislation since Social Security I want everyone to take a deep breath and know the facts. Once you know how it works, please contact your legislators and tell them that you do NOT want this act to be repealed or have the benefits chipped away piece by piece.
It isn't perfect by a long shot, but it's a 'foot in the door' piece of legislation that will be improved on once people see how successfully it impacts on their lives. The ultimate goal is to get the insurance industry out of health care. That means that the powerful insurance industry (aided and abetted by 'big pharma' and the wealthy industrialists) is going to throw billions of dollars at those in Congress to get them to repeal it. Since it will be the first step into moving into the 21st Century and joining all the other industrialized nations that have health care for all, we must fight them with all our might to keep what meager reforms we will have.
If this act is undone it will take a generation to have it brought up again. No politician will want to touch it. Health care should be as much of a right as food. Without either, people die.
We need an American Fall to stop the ideologues from destroying Obama Care. Otherwise, the bloated insurance and pharmaceutical industries will continue to raise prices way above and beyond the cost of living index and more people will be unable to afford it. Without this act, the insurance creeps will continue to kick people off when they get sick; often after they have paid the premium for years. Insurance greed will continue using pre-existing conditions to refuse to insure the sick and only take the healthy. The only thing the insurance company exists for is to make as big a profit as possible for the shareholders. Do you really want them to continue these outrageous practices?
The following video simplifies the complex law of the health care reform act and if you don't know what it entails I urge you to take the time to view it.
Thanks to Nancy for a tip on the video that became the focus of this post.