Wednesday, August 12, 2009



Temperatures are still rising on Health Care.

The whole subject has given me a fever. And I'm not the only one. Some people seem to be hallucinating, dreaming up crazy maladies, while others are going into shock.

"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!


kenju said...

Thanks for the link. I'll have to read it later - but I will.

Robin Halverson said...

Like I always tell my kids, "take your vitamins" and everything else that goes along with healthy living.

The Grandmother Here said...

I've watched the reporting on some Townhall Meetings. People are nuts. Shouting and making a spectacle of themselves when they don't know what they are talking about. Slow down people, and read the facts. Thanks for the link.

Bev said...

I'm especially amazed at the over 65 year olds yelling about not wanting government involved in their medical care --- wearing t-shirs that say "hands off my medicare"

say WHAT?!

Keri(th) said...

I agree. Not a fan of motivation via fear. It spreads like an uncontrollable wild fire. Wouldn't it be grand if more people would read the fine print, think for themselves, and not allow fear to overcome their motives.