Saturday, July 25, 2009

I can't quite get my head around the yammering about 'preexisting conditions' (as it relates to American health care coverage by insurance companies.) For fuck's sake, we're made out of shit that breaks down. Everyone has some kind of preexisting condition. It's in your genes and in your immune system. It's in the water you drink, the air you breathe and the food you eat. Isn't that what insurance is supposed to be for... the eventual breakdown of body parts and delivery systems?

Well, if it all stays the same -- and it probably will -- at least America will have beaten back that whole 'socialized medicine' scare. Phew! Imagine: a commie bureaucrat getting between you and your doctor! (I gotta give the right-wing plonkers credit for that nugget. People seem to be swallowing it... well, more so than the medication they can't afford. Hey, listen: isn't that banjo music playing down there at the jamboree?)

Nope. Real medical coverage is reserved for the people who make the laws. They deserve it. The rest of you grunts are simply preexisting. Now get the fuck back to work.

Rant by Dr. Phineas Boogaloo,
Commie Gynecologist


BrightenedBoy said...

For all the Right Wing's propaganda, I think that Obama has the public largely on his side.

I saw a series of interviews conducted by CNN reporters with grocery store workers in Bristol, Virginia, and almost all of them (and they already had health insurance) said they were willing to pay higher taxes if it meant the implementation of an effective health care plan for all Americans.

The crisis has grown to the point that the same old lies don't work anymore the way they used to.

I think he'll get it through, particularly given that a new compromise bill now emerging covers 95% of Americans by 2015 and does not contribute, in the long term, to the deficit.

Doctorboogaloo said...

Sure hope it happens. No one should lose their house due to illness.

I love the way the right-wingers moan that a public option will make it impossible for the private insurers to compete -- while at the same time saying that the government can't run anything effectively. Exactly how many sides do they have to their mouths, anyway?