Sunday, March 21, 2010

Where In The World Is Blinders Off




The passing of the Health Care Reform bill is not the best reform toward the Health Care Industry, but it is a start. When are you leaving Limbaugh?

7 comments:

Anne said...

Tell him not to let the door hit him in the ass on his way out of it.

Black Diaspora said...

Here's what I left over at seven devils dead.

Are the Repubs howling because they suffered an ignominious defeat, or because this health care reform law has sufficient "goodies" in it, as one pundit described it, to give the Dems a political edge?

Gone are many of the health insurers bread and butter tactics--lifetime caps, and annual caps.

Gone are denial of coverage because of preexisting conditions.

Gone is the prerogative to spend as little as they choose of what they take in, in premiums. I understand that they must now spend as much as 80% on health-related expenses, and return to the insured anything less than that, that wasn't spent.

Gone is the ability to raise rates without justification. With the passage of this law, a rate increase must be justified and approved.

Sure it's not perfect, but now that it's law, it can be improved upon. It's hard to improve upon nothing, and nothing is what the Repubs were aiming for, and failed.

The violence that has ensued from the passage, and the threats against those Congresspersons who were key to its passage, should serve to make independents rethink their support for candidates offered up by Repubs, or teabaggers in the Fall.

Wingnuts won't go down quietly, you know?

Already they're scrambling to bring law suits to test the constitutionality of this new law.

If they fail here, too, victory will be sweet.
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Limbaugh clarified his position, saying that he only meant that he would go to Costa Rica for his health-care needs, not actually leave the country.

Doesn't Costa Rica have government-sponsored health care? That makes it the wrong type of health care for Rush--that's socialized medicine, the devil's brew.

Blinders Off said...

@Ann

His words are stirring up the lunatics. I know this is wrong to say, but I did hope he was on his way out when he had chest pains in Hawaii. Also, I have not forgotten about emailing you. My appointments were rescheduled.

Blinders Off said...

BD,

The Republicans are really upset because the Democrats won a major piece of legislation that was fought and loss for over 40 years by Republican and Democrat Presidents. They also were in the pockets of the Health Insurance Industry.

I think once most people who were against HCR receive the immediate benefits, they will start to realize they were being used as pawns by Republican politicians who are in the pockets of the Health Insurance Industry. Many of them have a misunderstanding what the reform means to them as individuals. With just one of my prescription to slow the progression of my illness costing $3500.00 a month...more than what most Americans earn. I feared my health insurance provider every year during open season renewal time. I am very happy with the immediate reforms:

Gone are many of the health insurers bread and butter tactics--lifetime caps, and annual caps.

Gone is denial of coverage because of preexisting conditions.

Gone is the prerogative to spend as little as they choose of what they take in, in premiums. I understand that they must now spend as much as 80% on health-related expenses, and return to the insured anything less than that, that wasn't spent.

Gone is the ability to raise rates without justification. With the passage of this law, a rate increase must be justified and approved.

What a bummer...Limbaugh is not leaving :(

Finally,

Thanks for supporting Friendship Safehaven... It has been amazing watching the transformation of these children using theatre art as a foundation to help them with their confidence, self-esteem, leadership, discipline, and reading. I cannot wait to share production the children are doing to end the program in May and I am already looking forward to next September to work with them again.

Black Diaspora said...

"The Republicans are really upset because the Democrats won a major piece of legislation that was fought and loss for over 40 years by Republican and Democrat Presidents. They also were in the pockets of the Health Insurance Industry."

This is, indeed, a Big F***ing Deal!

Many have tried, and many have failed.

And it must be really hard for Repubs to swallow that a woman Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and a black president were the ones to accomplish what the others didn't.

I've got to admit: When you buy Republicans, you've get them body and soul.

To a man and a woman, not one voted for the Health Care Reform Bill.

That, in itself, is an awesome achievement: How they managed to keep the whole lot in line, and in lockstep, and not one breaking rank.

"Thanks for supporting Friendship Safehaven..."

It's good to see young lives transformed, as a result of adults who care, and are willing to give so much of themselves to that transformation.

I will continue to support them....

Zaedah said...

Yes, it's a start. Having spent 2009 stuck in a demonic 'pre-existing condition' clause that meant no MS consults or meds, I can appreciate any step toward something better.

I'm the polite sort, so I'll hold the door for Mr Rush's exit.

Diane J Standiford said...

If only Rish was an honorable man. He will stay where his food dish is. Peace be with you and your family.