Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Health Care Summitt Is Happening Now: You Better Listen

Today, Republican and Democratic Leaders have met with the President and Vice President to talk about health care, and how they can make it better. I really hope they make progress today, as I think most people can agree health care needs some changes. The only problem with creating legislation is that we have hundreds of people representing nearly 300 million people, and most of them have conflicting ideas on how to reform our nation's top budget killer (even more than military spending).

The President opened up the summit by saying he wanted a discussion where we could find what both sides could agree on, and try and come to a commonground on those ideas the do not. For the common citizen like me, it would seem fairly easy to stay civil and have a good discussion on opposing views, and eventually come to a compromise. The only problem here is that elections are coming up. Anybody that signs on to this bill, if it ends up like the last one, stands to lose their next election for supporting this bill. On the other hand, if they put together a good bill that really helps us all out, and you adamantly opposed the bill through the entire process, you could be committing political suicide as well.

What I hope when all is said and done is that a bill is passed that can reign in the costs of health care, and at the same time making it better, such as banning insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions.

To close, no matter how you look at this bill, no matter what side you are on, this bill could dramatically change your life. Now is a more important time than ever to listen to these debates, and voice your opinion. Send your representatives your ideas and your solutions. Do not sit back idle and then complain if you do not like the outcome. Let your voice be heard and help shape the future, not just for yourself, but for your children, and anyone else that wants to live in this great country of ours!

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