I'm having a hard time understanding why there's so much antagonism against health care reform.
According to the National Coalition on Health Care:
"Several studies estimate the number of uninsured Americans. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 46 million Americans, or 18 percent of the population under the age of 65, were without health insurance in 2007, their latest data available.1"
Health insurance is so expensive that I've known quite a few parents of my past students who could not afford health care for their families. I remember one dad telling me he had to just wait until a child was sick enough and then he'd take his child to the emergency room.
I also know a family member who got kicked out by her insurance company once she got too sick.
There are too many stories about the sick state of health care in the U.S. And yet people are absolutely filled with maniacal rage and hysteria about doing something to change anything if there's a remote possibility that it will affect their lives, even when they don't exactly know how it will affect them.
I thought the President's speech today was excellent. I really felt he tried to bring people together to listen to reason and to dispel misinformation. Did it work? I sure hope so. I'm really hoping something gets done this time. We need to come together and help those in our country who are less fortunate.
That heckler during the President's speech? Would somebody please tell him to grow up and learn some manners?