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I've really wanted to avoid doing this, mostly because I don't want this journal to become a political one, but this crap just keeps going on and going on and on and on and... You get the idea right.

I am an American, so that means I'm talking about the idea of health care for all - run, run, run for your lives. Those poor people might get health care! *cough*

I don't even understand why the debate has turned the way it has. Obviously I am for health care for all, and am rather pissed that Obama and the Dems have all ready bumped Universal Health Care off the table thanks to the ReThugs (and I'm calling them thugs because they are acting like thugs, but especially those like Senator Chuck Grassley who knows what is (or is likely to be) in the bill and are just feeding the fear with lies - THEY ARE THE WORST KIND OF THUGS). However, I can actually understand why there are some objections to this - the big one is that Universal Health Care would in fact mean higher taxes, and yes that does suck.

That's right, that is my objection to the idea I support. I'm not screaming about "Death Panels" (which is a BS idea put out by Big Insurance) and honestly Obama (nor the Dems) are remotely suggesting "Death Panels." Honestly, people do a little research... Of course, those people in town halls could give a shit about debating the issues they just want to yell and scream for their Big Insurance Masters. The sad thing (tragic even) is that the people on the ground (so to speak) don't even understand who they are actually working for and who they're actually working against. Okay, I suspect some do, but I think most do not. On the other hand, some of the comments made about how their America has changed... Well, I get the feeling they want to say "Don't you people know Obama is black?" So, let me address this - "Yes, I know Obama is black, AND I knew that when I voted for him."
And since he's pushing (or trying) to push health care for all, not just African Americans, so don't try to feed me that reparations BS. If he was just supporting it for the African Americans, then yeah you could call it that, but he's not so that's not what it is!

Also, do NOT misunderstand me - there needs to be a real debate in America on this issue, but that is NOT what is happening. You cannot have a debate when you do not even know what the issue is, and most of those people screaming in town halls have no clue what the issues are.
(PS - Stop saying people in Britain hate their health care, cause as a general rule they don't, and every time you (general you) try to make an example you (general you) end up not just looking bad but stupid - see Stephan Hawking who's hello British!)

And I will NOT be responsible for my actions if I see another person on Medicare shouting down Universal Health Care! Hey, idiots, MEDICARE IS SOCIALIZED MEDICINE! That's what I want - that's right I want your geritol and your medicare. I don't want to pay out the ass for insurance only to be denied when I really need it. Somebody needs to explain to these people that this would benefit their kids and their grandkids, seriously.

And now to make this personal, but not directly about me. This whole thing has brought up memories of my own mother (who got cancer and died over five years ago) and a friend of mine who lost their own mother a short time before I lost mine. Now because my mother had Medicare she was able to get treatment (and even with Medicare there was still a cost to be paid above what Medicare covered) - not that it made much difference in the end... But that is neither here nor there, if my mother had gotten cancer before she was old enough to have Medicare she would not have been able to get treatment because it simply couldn't have been afforded.

And if you think this only applies in rare cases, almost every time I go to a bank or store I see collection jugs for donations for other people who need money for medical treatments either for themselves or their children.

*coughs* Anyway, in the case of my friends mother, which I feel is the more tragic case of the two. She had heart problems, and she was NOT old enough for Medicare. At the time, no one not even her children knew she had problems, they didn't find out until they went through her things and found a letter. That's what she did, she quietly put her affairs in order and simply waited for the end that she knew was coming. In the so-called greatest country in the world THAT should NOT happen to anyone! So, while thinking about my mothers case makes me sad (for obvious reasons) thinking about my friends mother actually makes me angry at the people who just want to scream and shout rather than actually talking/debating the actual issues (both pro and con) of Universal Health Care.