Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Health Care Reform Bill and Your Reality
Now that the Health Care Reform Bill has passed, the Republicans are talking about repealing the Bill. Well, if they get the votes, I guess they could, but I think once people get control of their thinking processes that they will realize that this Health Care Bill is not going to hurt them, but rather give them some security that they do not have, unless they are members of Congress. The purpose of health insurance is to protect people, not to make a few CEOs very wealthy. But, just as other changes were fought against, like Civil Rights, change comes hard to people because they fear what they don't know. Eliminating a pre-existing condition for children is no small issue if you have a child with a pre-existing condition. Being dropped by your health insurance provider is no small issue, it can happen and it does. Being put in bankruptcy because a member of a family has a catastrophic illness and a family's financial resources are exhausted is no small issue. These and more things are addressed in this new Health Care Bill, but it is not perfect, but it is a start. My gut tells me that when the majority of the people get to know what this Health Care Reform Bill will do, that they will prefer the future to the status quo. I look forward to watching President Obama sign this piece of legislation because I believe it is good for the vast majority of the people, and I think they will eventually realize this very soon.