Wednesday, August 12, 2009
"I found this site helpful in clearing up some of the rhetoric going around," wrote Pete, with a link to an excellent site: Health Insurance Reform Reality Check. His comment popped up today on one of my Health Matters posts, and it's just what the doctor ordered. Thanks Pete!
I'm anxious to examine the actual symptoms myself instead of listening to the fear-mongering blather that is rampant and contagious. Panic provides a poor bed-side manner when discussing a nation's health care. I'm impressed with anybody, on either side of the emergency room, who presents a reasonable cure to our complaints. An intelligent discussion on how something will or won't work would move us toward compromise and solutions: it could cool the fevered frenzy.
But trying to find logical, calm, fair dialogue on the health care predicament isn't easy. I am nauseated by the hate-filled attacks and rumors that blast from my radio. It's becoming epidemic. My blood pressure goes up, my stomach churns and my heart aches. This fever is bad for my health!