Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Health care debate

I refuse to waste my time watching the House of Representatives waste their time debating the repeal of the health-care law. It's on the TV, though, because my husband doesn't mind wasting his.

Since it's on, and I'm in the house, pieces of the rhetoric drift out and assault me.

One phrase that really irks me is the right-wing contention that PPACA is "government-run health care." Bullsh**. Insurance companies run our health care, and they'll continue to do so under reform, for a mandated larger number of consumers.

The other phrase that more-than-irks me is when they call it "Obamacare." Call it AHIP-care. Call it Big Pharma Care. Call it what ot is: PPACA. But don't use my President's name to denigrate it.

I don't like PPACA. I still support and am working for single-payer Medicare for all. PPACA is a step in the right direction, but it doesn't go nearly far enough.

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1 comment:

gingersnapper said...

"Obamacare" is a tip-off to me that the person who says it has nothing useful to say and I can turn away/shut off the television without missing anything.

Lest I sound too partisan, I felt the same way about people who called Bush "Shrub."