(Cross-posted from Ronni's Rants)
I don't know if it will do any good at all, but you'd all better contact your senators and congressmen, because the health care reform that we all set our hopes on has been emasculated and poisoned.
Or, as one of the talking heads has said, "It's not health, it's not care, and it's not reform."
It's millions of Americans served up to the insurance companies on a silver platter.
Single payer: killed.
Public option: killed.
Extension of Medicare: killed.
So we are left with a load of crap. Oh, on one hand they say that they can no longer reject people for pre-existing conditions...but they can charge them a lot more than other people. They can't refuse older people...but they can charge them more than younger people. They can't enforce a lifetime benefit cap...but they can enforce an annual cap.
And they are going to make it a law that we have to buy into this crap...unless we can prove we can't afford it.
That's it in a nutshell.
Thanks to a lot of assholes (cough--Joe Lieberman--cough) who forgot that they were elected by US and not by insurance companies.
Maybe the Repugnicans are right...maybe the Democrats can't legislate their way out of a wet paper bag! How can they let this happen, with one of the largest majorities in years? When they were elected for the purpose of reforming health care.
They suck and we're fucked.
Olbermann asked Scrooge's question: "Are these the shadows of things that Will be, or are they shadows of things that May be, only?"
I think it's time to scream and yell.