Saturday, November 21, 2009

Health Care A Go?


So for those who have been following the news lately, you are already informed about the situation that the new health care reform bill is in.

We know that the bill is most likely going to get passed if all the Democrats in the Senate vote in favor for it.

Depending on who you decide to talk to, the facts that you will receive will vary quite noticeably.

On the one hand, a Democrat in the Senate who agrees that the bill should be passed will tell you that 98% of Americans will get covered in this new government run health care plan and the 31 million needed to finance this bill will only be a result of taxes that those who earn at least $200,000 in their annual salary or more will have to pay.

But on the other hand, a Republican in the Senate will inform you that important regular screening such as mammograms and cervical cancer screenings will be limited and most likely rationed out despite the need for women to get screened early and often.

The so called "recommendations" that were just released from the government had recently informed people that women over 50 were the only ones who should really worry about mammogram screenings and that cervical cancer screenings were really "recommended" for women 21 years of age or older. These new releases actually sparked the concerns of rationing from the health care plan because the statements were actually misleading.

But of course if you talk to Democrat in the Senate, like Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu who according to the Associated Press says she will vote yes on the bill, will tell you that they guarantee that there will be no rationing of much needed procedures and screenings and that everyone will still be able to receive these simple procedures and screenings just like how it is actually recommended.

I for one would like the voters to actually review the bill thoroughly and revise any "misleading" information in the plan. But that of course is wishful thinking and something left for a perfect world.

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