Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Our Future

If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.
Pearl S. Buck

Okay, just when I thought I was done chastising our beloved President, I'm off again. The man vetoed a major health care bill that would have expanded to give more children to access health care coverage, dismissing it as "middle class entitlement". Hello, has the man ever seen two middle class parents working jobs that didn't give full or no benefits, has he ever seen them denied a policy because said child may have experienced a pre existing condition....I work in the health care system and I see parents struggle every day with this at the same time trying to provide a decent home, food and clothes. What's on paper doesn't always match reality.

Ironically I ended up having a wonderful playtime encounter with the young children of a guy I work with today. Afterwards we discussed what happened today. We have decent individual benefits available, but the cost for dependent coverage is high. It is a struggle every day for his wife and himself to make ends meet. And this is one hard working guy dedicated to giving his children a better life.

Like it or not our system in order to meet the evolving needs of Americans is going to have to be and become a mix of factors; private, business and socialized. It's a major issue that requires major innovation. Perhaps if our President took his head out of a certain orifice and really looked at America today he might have the vision to see this.

But then why should I expect enlightened vision from someone who has cheated, lied and violated some of the most basic principles of the American constitution and life....

Betty Buckley, "Children Will Listen":


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