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Progressive; Insurance?

As President Obama passed his health-care plan I felt full of emotion. The feeling was reminiscent of the time I won a hundred and fifty dollar gift certificate to JcPenny’s.  My mind tells my body to react, but without a clear understanding.

Additional emotion filled me when I read that Obama had dedicated the signing of the bill to his mother, who had haggled with insurance companies around the time of her death. I was gripped by the revelation that perhaps Barack Obama was driven by a lust for vengeance. Does he hate insurance men? I thought. Is there such a demographic? If there is and they are anything like banks I also dislike them. However, I felt betrayed that the governing voice of the nation could be motivated by so exclusive a stimulus. Is this Healthcare bonanza fueled by a personal vendetta?!

I caught myself. Here is a man defending his mother. I rescind my hesitancy and I applaud President Obama. I will clap for any son that has a vehement actions on behalf of his mother.

Legislation and national action has been sparked by a parent before in out nation’s history. Former President Bush had lingering doubts about his father’s Arch-nemesis, Saddam Husein. America is fortunate that our President’s mother-inspired-action (M.I.A.) that is neither foreign nor violent. In fact, this bill to my mind seems flawless. This fact is the origin of my JcPenny’s emotion.

JcPenny's. Home of equivocal emotions.

It is speculated that the plan will insure 32 million previously uninsured Americans. I am one of those previously uninsured and am thankful that I will be covered as a result of my citizenship and age. For students there will be loan forgiveness, for each state there will be a different health system approach, and we will have universal health-care, the best in the world. There is speculation that America is too big, that there is not enough money nor doctors nor good will, but such speculation seems silly in contrast with the beneficial possibilities. The magnitude of America was conquered by two of the first Americans and should no longer be a problem. Not enough Doctors will initially make a couple hundred thousand individuals very busy for ten years, but four new medical schools have opened, which is an encouraging trend. As for money I don’t think that anyone is afraid of inflation any longer. It works in Belgium why not here?

What bothers me is if this plan is as good as it seems why is there so much opposition? Thirteen states have filed suit against the national government. In Rochester, NY a brick was thrown threw a window at the local democratic-headquarters! Senator John McCain is complaining that someone, “poisoned his well.” The opposition is entirely Republican, and it seems unlikely that they are all off their elephants.

It seems like there must be a serious flaw that I just can’t see and as a regular American adult this makes me worry. Insurance companies certainly see the end of their profit, but who had any affinity to those monsters?  Those for bill might be myopic, but it seems to me that the Republicans are furious not for justice’s sake, but because definitive action was taken, and might end up being remembered as Democratic progress.

Pondering the possible outcomes of this bill is worrisome, but the future of America is always shaded gray and a little rainy. However, I am confident, because Obama is acting with his mother in mind. How can anything evil come of that?

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