I refuse to enter into it, 'the debate over healthcare'. It should be a no-brainer as far as I am concerned.
But the rightwingers are using lies and obfuscation. This severely jerks my chain. The talking points are all the same, and frankly, I can't believe people are buying into them.
Even my friggin orthopedic surgeon's office is on the bandwagon. I went to the doc's this morning and at the end of the 'visit', I brought up Obama's speechifying to the AMA yesterday.
The short of it is this:
The Physician's Assistant (whom I always see instead of the actual doctor) used the word socialism to describe Obama's plan. He is against socialized medicine.
What does he think the Workers Compensation system is for Christs sake? His boss makes a fortune off of work injuries..enough to finance a horsefarm...I shit you not.
Yet, he is against socialized medicine. Free Market, thats the ticket!
But The Big O's plan allows for free market health insurance. He said so yesterday at the AMA. He said anyone that tells you otherwise is full of shit. Not quite in those words of course. ;)
My medical provider then said we will have less people that want to be doctors and especially specialists. The years spent going to school will not turn into a huge money making empire for the students when they graduate in 6-8 years he said.
I thought most medical professionals got into it to heal and help the human race. Lofty goals eh?
Pardon the fuck outta me for being so delusional and silly to think that.
Guess they are aiming for the same things those fuckwits on Wall Street are...money money and more money.
Maybe that explains the lack of 'bedside manner' in most doctors I see these days. With the exception of my primary care physician..most of them are assholes acting like they are doing me a favor by seeing and/or treating me. They hate being asked questions or as one of them put it recently:
Being grilled by you Miss Taylor.
Asking a lot of questions about your illness and treatment options doesn't go over too well with a lot of doctors these days.
I just don't know anymore...who are the good guys and who are the bad guys.
The lines get blurred.