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Health Care and The Brick Wall

November 8, 2009

So, the wellness party is short lived.  The Senate is drunk with its own power … regardless of the fact there are millions  in health care distress.  Senators are so healthcare_reform_320_wktvbusy posturing in front of cameras, to get elected.  They continue to sabotage the current administration, ignoring millions of voices in the process.  The naysayers are only beholden to the easily persuaded, koolaide drinking patriots who can be stirred into hateful frenzies.  This roller-coaster is scheduled to derail so the Republicans can redirect those resources back to starting wars.  That’s where their money is.  Without a compliant, pliable audience, these senators would not be able to get away with further disenfranchising such a large portion of the population.

It is all in the hands of the US Senate, now.  If there was ever a time to contact your senator, it is now.  For or against, make your voice be heard.  After all you hired your senator by voting … didn’t you?  Your senator IS your employee, your taxes pay their salary, perks and whatever they choose to admit to.

“The House bill is dead on arrival in the Senate, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” noting that 39 Democrats “bailed out” on the bill Saturday night. “It was a bill written by liberals for liberals. … So the House bill is a non-starter in the Senate.”

The Senate is not considering the House bill at the moment. The chamber has its own version of the legislation, which includes a different version of a government-backed health insurance plan, or “public option,” and different funding mechanisms. But the differences between the two bills would have to be reconciled should the Senate approve its proposal.

Waxman Says ‘No Guarantee’ Amendment Prohibiting Abortion Funding Will Be Retained in Final Version of Health-Care Bill

Abortion an obstacle to health-care bill Some Democrats vow to block final passage if amendment stays

Tough fight in Senate awaits health care bill

“Given the heated and often misleading rhetoric surrounding this legislation, I know that this was a courageous vote for many members of Congress,” Obama said Sunday in a Rose Garden appearance, “and I’m grateful to them and for the rest of their colleagues for taking us this far.

PH-HEALTH“Now it falls on the United States Senate to take this baton and bring this effort over the finish line,” he said.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is hoping to bring the issue before the Senate in a week or so, but he has yet to put the finishing touches on the bill that will be the starting point of debate — a blend of versions produced by two committees.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday highlighted the fact that the 39 House Democrats who voted against the bill — mostly conservatives and lawmakers from Republican-leaning districts — represented 1 in 7 Democrats in the House caucus.

“It should serve as a stark reminder that Americans don’t want a 2,000-page, trillion-dollar government experiment,” said McConnell.

Senate Republicans do not expect to derail the legislation entirely, but they do have more latitude than the House GOP to offer amendments that could change the bill — or at least put political pressure on moderate and conservative Democrats.

Even though an abortion amendment was approved, its opponents swallowed hard before voting for final passage.

“Getting the best possible bill that doesn’t pass isn’t legislation,” said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., who opposed the abortion amendment but voted for the bill. “That’s a therapy session.”

Opponents of House Health Reform Bill Received 15 Percent More in Health Industry Contributions Than Supporters

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed its version of a landmark health insurance reform bill Saturday night, 220-215, and opponents of the measure have received an average of 15 percent more from health industry and health insurance interests over the past 20 years, a Center for Responsive Politics analysis has found.

All but one of the 177-member caucus of the Republican Party opposed the bill, as did 39 members of the Democratic Party. The Center for Responsive Politics found that these members of Congress received an average of $502,650 from health industry and health insurance companies and employees since 1989.

Opposition to the health and well being of Americans is all about money.  Whether it is American Taxpayers or Corporate profits, money will drive the success or failure of American survival.  Americans sit by and watch their collected taxes handed over to “too big to fail” corporations who find it necessary to bribe their ‘financial gurus’ with outlandish bonuses.  But, Americans do not deserve reliable health coverage when they are unable to work.  The operative word is UNABLE.  Opponents target emotional issues to justify discriminating against the unemployed and unable who cannot get insurance.  Abortion is their topic of choice to build their ‘brick wall’.

I find an eerie coincidence that the media hype about 2012 points to  a survival of the species scenario.  There are actually those who are determined to become survivors at the expense of others.  The fewer mouths to feed, the better.  Why continue fanning the flames of wars, allowing hundreds of thousands to die of starvation, like Darfur, unless it is to reduce earth’s population?  This segment of survivors encourage religious stories of Armageddon … End of Days, etc., blame God!  This is a sleight of hand that too many religions have bought in to.  Deceive everyone with rapture so they will perish willingly.  Convince everyone that “it is written” so don’t fight it.  Reduce earth’s population so the ‘few’ can re-populate it.  Sounds like an old sci-fi movie, doesn’t it?  .

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