Tuesday, December 06, 2011

 #5   Rick Santorum, please smack yourself.
"I reject that number completely, that people die in America because of lack of health insurance. People die in America because people die in America. And people make poor decisions with respect to their health and their healthcare," he said. "And they don't go to the emergency room or they don't go to the doctor when they need to. And it's not the fault of the government for not providing some sort of universal benefit."
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum how heartless can one person me. The reason people don’t visit hospitals or emergency rooms isn’t because they don’t want to. It's because they can’t afford healthcare or the medical bills they would accumulate if they went. Personally as a freelancer and one of those creative types I have sometimes gone without medical insurance and I have pay the price. 
The basic question for millions of people in our country is: Should I pay for food, rent and all the other expenses that it costs in our modern society, or should I pay for medical insurance. Should I chance it, that I won’t get sick or be in an accident. What are the odds? I mean, I never get sick, I’ve never been in an accident... I’m safe. 
Unfortunately my history with this gamble hasn’t been good. Personally it seems the only times I have been very sick, needing medical attention or have gotten into an accident have been the times I wasn’t getting (via employment) or paying for health insurance (personally). I’ve discovered afterwards, why having insurance is very important. Receiving a $25,0000 medical bill for a broken bone in my index finger, while having less then $100 in my savings account with no clear logical legal way to pay the bill is quite a scary and an unpleasant feeling. Having to deal with debt collectors and obnoxious harassing phone calls makes the healing process a lot less fun. Not being able to rent an apartment because my credit rating sucks, even though I’ve paid off all my debts is really obnoxious.
The Affordable Care Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in March 2010, is one of President Obama’s biggest achievements as President. But, before it even had the chance to showcase what it could do, the republicans dubbed it Obamacare, as if its an insult to want to help millions of Americans to live better lives. Demonizing it as if its bad for people to be able to receive medical care. That the elderly should starve if they wish to stay alive or worse. It took him a while, but President Obama finally has a comeback for Republicans who derisively refer to his 2009 health-care law as “Obamacare.”
They call it Obamacare. I do care, that’s right. (Applause.) The question is, why don’t you care? The question is, why don’t you care? You should care, too. Some of these folks [are] making central to their campaign pledge to make sure that 30 million people don’t have health insurance. What kind of inspiring message is that? (Laughter) "Get it republicans, your job is supposed to be to make our citizens lives better. Not worse.”President Obama used the in again in Minnesota but added“If the other side wants to be the folks that don’t care, that’s fine with me. I do care.
I couldn’t have said it better.  

To read a more in depth article on Rick Santorum’s obnoxious statement, check out the link below...
Rick Santorum Disputes That People Die Because Of A Lack Of Health Insurance

Just one man’s opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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