Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health care."


I'm tired of people debating whether or not healthcare reform is a good thing. Sure, you may have a few arguments about a few line items and what they cover and whether or not they conflict with a certain Sunday morning belief you have---but look at the big picture. No law will ever suit everyone, but some can begin to suit most. 

Everyday babies are born with genetic diseases and everyday people get sick. Why should anyone have to debate whether or not to start a family or whether or not to help a loved one for fear that they’ll be in debt for the rest of their life because of it? Why should anyone risk losing everything they have to stay alive? 

I don’t have $500,000 to pay for medical bills and no one you know does either. Healthcare isn’t a luxury for those who can afford it, it’s a right of every citizen. If God forbid anyone I love gets sick and I can’t afford healthcare, I deserve to live in a country that will help me out ---and so do you. If you disagree, that’s fine, but here’s hoping you never get sick or face not being able to get coverage…because should that happen, you may find yourself wishing someone out there was willing to stick up for you. And guess what? Someone is. And he did yesterday. So be happy about that, if not for yourself, then for those less fortunate than you.

This bill isn't everything, but it's a good start.

I'm counting my blessings today, and among them: that I have a great job, excellent health insurance and a healthy family.  But I'm also sleeping a little easier knowing should that change, it'll be ok.

And while we're getting all political today, let me also just say, if you're willing to die for your country you should be able to be who you are and tell whoever you please.  

That's all.  :) Now I'll go back to talking about furniture and IKEA. 

4 comments:

  1. Great post! Makes a father proud!

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  2. :(

    There...now I've made a comment on your site. :)

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  3. David Lee Beebe, Jr.March 26, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    Kelly, I was sitting in the DFW airport on my way back to Tucson from my Little Rock vacation when CNN showed the 216th vote come in to pass the HCR bill on to the president. The two guys sitting next to me, also charging their gadgets, were oblivious to what had just happened. I told them that American History had just been made seconds before, all because of President Obama's efforts to cover people like me with huge pre-existing conditions, and others with no coverage at all. They seemed immediately interested and started watching. No one can argue the bill needs refining, but as you said, it is a great start.
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful blog with me. Your home is a beautiful show place, and Happy Belated Birthday!
    And, I can't wait to see you in KC in just a few weeks for the PKD Leadership Conference!
    David Lee Beebe, Jr.

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