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Skyline - Houston, Texas

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The Enzi Bill - Another Attack on Health Care

Tomorrow (now later today) is National Call-in Day. This bill needs to be soundly defeated. If it passes, the individual states stand to lose much of the health care now paid by insurance. Families USA and the AARP are fighting it.

Here, in an excerpt from KOS, is what's under fire in California alone:

alcoholism treatment, AIDS vaccine,blood lead screening, bone density screening, cervical cancer screening, clinical trials, colorectal screening, contraceptives, dental anesthesia, diabetic supplies and education, drug abuse treatment, emergency services, home health care, hospice care, infertility treatment, mammography screening, maternity, mental health parity, metabolic disorders/PKU, minimum mastectomy stay, off- label drug use, orthotics/prosthetics, prostate cancer screening, second medical/surgical opinion, and well-child care.

That's an impressive list.

Please call your Senators and ask them to vote no on this bil.


  • At Wednesday, May 03, 2006 9:54:00 AM , Blogger Alice said...

    I'm always honest (even though it quite often gets me into trouble), so I'll tell you truthfully even though it might be unpopular that while most of them had me saying "what the f**k...?", I will have to admit that one or two there made me pause and think, before deciding, no, still "what the f**k."

    I was thinking about cover for drug abuse, but dismissed my pre-judgemental and narrow minded attitude almost as immediately at it arose. There are many reasons for the many types of drug abuse out there, some are the victim's own fault and others are not, but the fact is that you can't discriminate in health care. It has to be all or nothing.

    Of course thanks to government interference, mismanagement and waste of funding and lots of other reasons that I have ranted about before and won’t go into now there is scarcely enough money there to go around at all, let alone go around properly, and instead of sorting the problem or investing more financing at least while they do, those in power want to cut yet more corners and line their own pockets a little more than they did last season, and henceforth come up with crap like this and hope the public will just go along with it.

    The same is true of the UK, and thankfully for both countries there are people who care enough to try and block these things, even if sometimes they are defeated or as in most cases just flat out ignored.

    I can’t remember who said it, or even if I remember it correctly, but I heard someone say once that “evil happens when good men sit back and do nothing” and considering what our two countries are doing, both united and single-handedly, I’d say that is a pretty poignant point right now for all of us, myself included, to consider.

  • At Wednesday, May 03, 2006 11:32:00 AM , Blogger JBlue said...

    I've said it before, but I never mind repeating myself: I think they're trying to thin our ranks.

  • At Wednesday, May 03, 2006 1:05:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    Alcie my love - I'm emailing you eventually.

    Ju-Blu - By killing us off?

  • At Wednesday, May 03, 2006 1:06:00 PM , Blogger Granny said...

    oops - Alice (I'm so used to typing Elcie that I get turned around.)

  • At Wednesday, May 03, 2006 3:01:00 PM , Blogger Worried said...

    One: Bush's "ownership society". Meaning everyone is responsible for himself and takes care of himself, not the government.

    God blesses those who are "good" (like the rich) but does not bless those who are "bad" (like the poor). Therefore, one is poor only because of poor or low character so their poverty is their own fault. I posted on that viewpoint months ago.

    Secondly: population control. See previous post on that. The poor are a drain on society so it is in the government's best interest if a few hundred thousand of them die off. Besides which, it leaves more money for Bush's wars and tax cuts for the ultra rich and corporations.

    Cynical? No, realistic. The earth has finite resources which are rapidly being used up. A smaller, more manageable population is desirable in order to stretch resources as far as possible. A healthy work force is needed; "parasites" on society, such as the poor, elderly, handicapped must be thinned or eliminated. See articles on population control.

    You are more correct than you realize, JuBlu.e


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