Normally I post these rants on my other blog, but this is way too important not to share here. People! Stop watching network news and watch FOX cable news and get informed about what's going on in America. I watched network news for years and thought I knew the state of things, but I realized I was only being fed the "sunny" version. Network news is slanted and missing critical facts YOU need to know.
This morning, after watching more reports about the health care reform, I still have to ask myself how can the government propose take over the nations healthcare when they have run medicare and medicaid into the ground....totally ignoring the fraud and providing no oversight?
Furthermore, I spend my days trying not to think about death. Sure, it's inevitable, we are all going to die, but I prefer not to dwell on it. One of the components of this proposed bill is that once you reach sixty-five years of age, it will be mandatory that you meet with a "health care official" to discuss your "end of life" management. Every five friggin' years? Sure, keep reminding people they have one foot on a banana peel and the other in the grave...that does a lot to lessen killer stress!
I've discussed this with my doctor in a Living Will. My family knows my wishes, I've put down my preferences for dealing with situations where I may or may not be revived, I sure as hell don't need to discuss it with someone who knows absolutely nothing about me. This is managed healthcare? I guess this will do away with all those pesky, mandatory HIPAA laws that were designed to protect our privacy.
If the government takeovers continue, we will not only have lost "private industry," we will have lost privacy, PERIOD.
I'm not opposed to good health care...I just don't think it is something that should be rushed into WITHOUT discussion with the very people who will be affected by it. Certainly not Congress!! If we don't wake up and speak up...this is going to become reality. Those of you who look at this and say, "oh goody, free health care," had better dig a little deeper and realize what "free" can cost you and those you love.
Okay, rant over for now, and I'll move future ones back to my "alter-ego's" blog.
On a good positive note, I hope you'll join me on Wednesday when I host a "passel" of authors, all coming to share promotion tips and hope that readers will offer their preferences and let US know what makes you buy a book! This advertisement brought to you by Tender Return, available now at Red Rose Publishing! *giggle*