Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Who Opposes Healthcare?

A great post by Jim over at Stonekettle Station. Read it. He ends it with this:

You know who’s opposed to healthcare reform? People who have healthcare and don’t want you to have any – it’s sort of like Heaven in their minds, it’s only good if the riff raff can’t get in too.

You know who’s opposed to reform? People who have healthcare and think that anybody who doesn’t must be a drug addict or a boozer or nothing but a lazy parasite on society. Only losers don’t have healthcare, and we don’t owe losers a goddamned thing.

You know who is opposed to healthcare reform? People who think that Emergency Room visits for poor people are free.

You know who’s opposed to healthcare reform? People who think that having 46 million Americans who use the emergency room as their primary healthcare provider is somehow cheaper for the taxpayer and the people who pay for health insurance.

You know who opposes reform? People who think the government is going to balance the budget by turning old people into Soylent Green.

You know who’s opposed to healthcare reform? People who own houses – because they can always sell them and use the money to treat their kid’s leukemia or type II diabetes or a lifetime of Down’s Syndrome.

And you know who’s opposed to healthcare reform?
People who have million dollar book deals.

That’s who.

2 comments:

  1. This is indeed well said. And true.

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