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Anyone living in the United States is aware of the year-long battle for healthcare reform that has finally ended in the passing of a highly controversial bill.

Everyone who knows me well knows that I have an opinion... on pretty much everything... particularly when it comes to politics and health. Mostly because my expertise happens to be health and I also pay close attention to the political games.

I have paid close attention to the arguments on both sides of the aisle. And while I have definite opinions on all accounts, as the owner of an international corporation, I know that I must always stay "politically correct".  Well, just this once I’m breaking the rules...

Hurray for health INSURANCE reform! My family was forced out of health insurance when the monthly cost grew higher than our house payment. Why? Well, partly because we're self employed and partly because my husband has "pre-existing" conditions.

So what has saved us? My education in alternative health options and our ability to stay healthy as a result of it.

But make no mistake – this is not health CARE reform! It is health INSURANCE reform.

Now, why is this important? Well, partly because of what I already mentioned... the fact that self-employed people are paying outrageously high monthly premiums for a fraction of the coverage those employees of big corporations receive.

While many people are afraid of big government – they're not even aware of the grip that big corporations have on them!

The truth is, the majority of our health issues can be traced to the "conveniences" brought to us, courtesy of... big corporations.

We eat fast and/or processed food... We are encouraged to take all kinds of drugs – never mind all of the harmful side effects! We are always being introduced to the latest, greatest cleaner to help make our lives easier, without any thought to the effect the harsh chemicals may have on our health.

Well... think about this...

Our skin is our largest organ. I know... we don't think of our skin as an organ, but it is. And everything that touches it soaks in immediately and enters our blood stream.
From there, it is carried throughout our body.

God made the most miraculous creation when He created the human body. He also gave us everything we need to support our body, through nature. Chemicals are toxins. Synthetic drugs and toxins plug the receptor sites within our body, causing mis-communication within the various "departments" of the body... the hormones... the digestive system... even the brain. And then we wonder why we hurt... why we can't function like we should.

I've heard all of the arguments about "government takeovers" and "socialization". Doesn't anyone realize how the corporations have taken control of our country?

Don't you realize how much you've bought into the propaganda of corporate America?

Corporations have told us what to eat and when to eat it. They tell us what to buy and when to buy it.

So... my question to you is... what is worse? A government that takes control of big corporations to protect the people... or corporations that take control of the government to control the people?

The bill that was just passed into law is by no means perfect.  But at least it’s a start.  I’m sure that before most parts of it kick into effect, the insurance companies will find a million loop holes and it did nothing to address the many other problems with our health care system... but it’s a start.

The bottom line is... if there’s going to be real change, it will need to come from the ground up - by getting back to caring for our health naturally - from the ground up.

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      Anne E wrote Mar 27, 2010
    • I agree with you!  I have a brother with Parkinson’s.  Maybe now he’ll be able to get some decent insurance.



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      Emeganowens wrote Mar 27, 2010
    • Government takeovers of big industries is not the answer to our societal ills. Government can’t afford it and neither can taxpayers.  Major corporations are now taking millions and billions of dollars in writedowns because of this bill.  Negative consequences will be far-reaching and of course, naively unintended because it was forced on Americans without appropriate consideration.  We were once a government for the people, by the people.



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      Kelli Nelson wrote Mar 27, 2010
    • Yes, I agree... our government was once for the people, by the people.  Unfortunately, it has become “for the people, by the corporations.”  

      Corporations are not people.  They are taking writedowns because of their bottom line.  And if the insurance industry was actually “for the people” rather than for the “bottom line“, the other corporations wouldn’t be taking writedowns.

      The insurance lobbyists spent more money fighting this bill than the total proposed costs of the bill.  They also made more money last year than any other industry.



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      Mztracy wrote Mar 27, 2010
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      As someone with a progressive chronic condition, AMEN!



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      Shopgirl1960 wrote Mar 28, 2010
    • I too have been looking at both sides of the coin.
      One of my issues with a government mandate is that there are those who can barely afford to buy milk, let alone insurance. Mandate means lawfully enforced. I have a problem with that.



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      Kelli Nelson wrote Mar 28, 2010
    • If a person can barely afford milk, they will either be covered by medicare or the government will subsidise their expense.

      However, you’ve brought up an interesting point.  Because if a person can barely aford milk right now, they certainly aren’t able to afford health insurance right now either.  So what happens if they become chronically ill?  There are many doctors that won’t even se a patient if they don’t have insurance so the patient ends up going to the emergency room each time they need treatment.  Do you think they are paying the bill for that?  Not if they‘re barely affording milk!

      Additionally, when a person is struggling to make ends meet, it is a known fact that they are not eating right.  They tend to eat junk food with empty calories and poor nutritional value - making them more prone to get sick in the first place.

      This is not any easy problem to tackle - which is why addressing a few portions of the problem was not an option when it came to writing the bill.  And, as I said before, it is certainly not perfect!  But you have to have a law in place before you can start fixing it.



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      Marlene McCray wrote Mar 28, 2010
    • Yes, I worked as a Registered Repiratory Therapist, and now an educator do you know how many individuals with asthma
      ( women, men, children,) that can benefit from this! try coughing up $50-60 for an asthma pump? Sometimes patients have told me they take less medication than prescribed in order to save  because insurance will not cover it. By the way, guess who ends up covering it? Now, someone with pre-existing condition would be covered that alone is a plus!

      Thanks,

      Marlene McCray  MS, RRT
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      Mmccray, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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