Monday, November 22, 2010

Health Care for Dummies

I don't know if I'm up to taking on the health care dilemma.  It would seem counter-productive to talk about health care and end up with a headache, but I'll risk it.

Let's make this simple.  We need affordable health care.  Let's have a show of hands.  How many people think that a for profit company with greedy CEO's and stockholders will provide that for us?  No hands up?  I see Bob's hand over in the corner, but I think he owns some stock in Blue Cross or he has to go to the bathroom.  I'm not sure.

Why do so many Americans dig in their heals about a universal health care plan?  Maybe, to keep it simple, the 200 people who still have jobs with benefits don't want changes, and the rest of us with no jobs are too weak to answer the polls correctly.  Living on stale bread and ramen noodles can impair your judgment.

Now, I don't know how this health care plan would be funded.  That's not my job.  I can point out an obvious reason why the government is busy clipping coupons and looking for money under the mattress.  Want to add up the money we've spent in Iraq and Afghanistan?  Want to add up how much we have to spend on health care to take care of the soldiers coming home with physical and emotional problems?

Oh, excuse me.  We need to be in those countries because....uhhhhhhhhhh.  Does anyone remember why we're there?  Moving on.  Let's be creative about finding the money.

How about some big ass bake sales?  I'm thinking that our politicians have some culinary skills.  They must be able to do something.  Maybe baking is a hidden talent they should explore.  John Boehner brownies anyone?  Newt Gingrich ginger snaps?  Stop me, please.

How about a government run movie studio?  That Avatar movie made heaps of money.  Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't doing anything right now.  He could run the program. I'm open for suggestions about the types of movies they should make, but since the government has access to weapons of mass destruction, I'm leaning towards war movies.

Now that I've made some suggestions, how about the rest of you pitch in with some ideas?  Once we get our list together, I volunteer to make a nice power point presentation for our leaders.

Just let me sum up.  I want health care for everyone.  I'm out of work so if anyone in Washington wants me to consult, I'm available at any time.  They will have to pay my expenses to get there or wait until I can hitch out there from Ohio. I'll be waiting for the call with my bowl of Ramen noodles.


  1. AMEN!!!! A brilliant post and I'm going to tweet it and put it on my facebook page.

    Suggestions? I say we ditch the health care that the politicians have and then see how creative they get.

    You go, girl!

  2. Didn't Glenn Beck tell us to "make" something to sell to all the folks who will come here from surrounding cities to see his show at the Murphy in December? I know I'm going to get going on my knitting.....

  3. The almighty government, I get so irritated at what they fail to do due to lack of funds when funds are continuously misappropriated to begin with. I'm not even going to get started... I'm going to save my energies to push out an essay tonight.

    Great post Judy, my only hopes are that one day those who sit in the super expensive offices have to go without the required medical attention needed to get them on the mend and they accidentally get put in those waiting rooms with us commoners and have to wait for upwards of 16 hours to see a doctor. Only then will the government know what they're doing, the numbers of unnecessary deaths don't seem to rattle their gold plated cages.

    Did you see that idiot "I'm eating my cookie"? Choke on that cookie you arrogant minister!

  4. Amen, Sister! Yes, shut down the wars and there will be plenty of dough for health care AND education. Not gonna happen, though, it's going to get uglier and uglier, I fear.

    (I just heard today about Andy Harris, the anti-health care Rep-elect from MD who complained about the 30-day waiting period before his new deluxe congressional insurance policy kicks in.)

  5. Yes, Sheilah...start knitting. You can probably get that new car if you get busy. And to you other fine ladies...let them eat cookies and choke on them while their health care hasn't taken effect yet.

  6. I certainly hope your government gets their collective heads out of their collective asses and passes some kind of universal health care bill. It's ridiculous that the most prosperous nation in the world can't even provide basic health care for their citizens.
    (Pulls her nose back to her own so-called "socialist" country and goes back to minding her own business!)

  7. I'd like to bake some spiked brownies and sell to some unsuspecting newly elected congress-persons. They need some enlightenment where health care is concerned.


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