Thursday, February 14, 2008
Health Care with Heart
If I could slip health care into a Valentine, I would.
Health care--or the lack thereof--is a huge concern for so many in our country.
My son--a college student--will remain covered under my plan until graduation--just a few months away.
My daughter--a severe asthmatic--must utilize the emergency rooms, the health care plan of the Bush administration.
For my children--the twenty-somethings, caught between college and that great job with benefits--I want their hearts to remain healthy as both are my everyday Valentines.
But health has a price in this country.
Hillary Clinton is running a campaign commercial in Wisconsin that describes her health plan. As much I want my family covered, I don't want health insurance mandated as she so states.
The Frog views "universal health care" as an assist, a helping hand--it's there when needed.
Once the job is landed with this huge bennie, then the help offered by our government is no longer needed. Should something happen with the job, health care would be one less thing to worry about.
You-me-my kids--can reach out for coverage in the interim.
The Clinton plan will require everyone to buy health insurance. Opting out is not a choice. She has said herself, wages would be garnished--an enforcement system will be in place.
As a Frog who doesn't quite take to being told what I will and will not do, such an edict doesn't sit too well with me.
I prefer to keep my present insurance while others are helped through a single-payer delivery plan, as offered Barack Obama's.
The theme of personal responsibility is interwoven into his plan for American health coverage.
Health care with Heart.