Monday, March 22, 2010
Health Care Reform Passes: A New Era
All those that plan on leaving the United States now that Health Care Reform was passed by the Congress, might want to take a deep breathe and stop and think for a moment. Where are you going to go? Even Costa Rico has a universal health care system, as does Canada and all of Europe. You see, the USA was the last place a person living in a wealthy country could fail to get the treatment he or she needs because they had no money. This new system is not perfect, but neither was the first car or airplane, yet they were a start. It is about time we, as a nation, stopped playing Russian roulette with a family's financial security by seeing families lose everything because of a catastrophic illness. A country with a little compassion is a good thing. Unfortunately, the bill does not kick in for a few years, and for others it comes too late, but it is a new day, and there is reason to be hopeful that an additional twenty something million more people will have health care coverage. It has been a long time in coming, but history does not move very quickly.