Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chances are You Still Can't Afford Insurance - until 2014

I have a friend who needs health insurance badly but cannot afford the premiums, so I have been keeping up with the developments on her behalf.

Today, The Washington Post posted a "frequently asked questions" section on the new health care / insurance reform bill as it stands now.

Case in point...
-- My family has income of about $60,000, but we haven't been able to afford health insurance. Can we get it now? You might be eligible for government subsidies to help you pay for private insurance that will be sold in the health exchanges that will begin operation in 2014. Premium subsidies will be available for families with incomes from $29,327 to $88,000. But there's no help until then.

 More info: washingtonpost.com
 

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Executive Order on Abortion

What an interesting turn things have taken today regarding the debates on health care reform.  The President has offered to issue an Executive Order restricting abortion, but many Republicans are now stating "live" on TV, that Executive Orders are useless.

Really? NO!

Executive orders do have the full force of law AND, the courts have overturned only two executive orders.

I am so tired of the lies.

Speaking of abortion, am I the only one who sees the irony of this?

How can you claim to honor the sanctity of life by opposing abortion, when you allow thousands of people who are already walking on this earth, to suffer and die - needlessly?

Please explain.

Furthermore, what type of future are we creating by insisting that those unwanted children continue to be born?

Who will pay for their needs?

Who or what type of adult Americans will they become once they have discovered the truth of their birth?

Who can have a healthy self-esteem once they know that they were not loved and not wanted by the very people who brought them into this world?



Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Polls No Longer Viable

UPDATE: Interesting tidbit of info... at the end of 2008, one in five homes did NOT have a landline telephone, and that rate had grown by over 2% the latter half of 2008. According to the CDC, this is the most recent data available by the federal government.

http://www.cdc.gov/NCHS/data/nhis/earlyrelease/wireless200905.htm

Who is at home with a land-line to receive the calls from pollsters?

Hmmm.

Most of the working class struggling to decide between an insurance premium or a light bill, gave up the land-line telephone in favor of a cellphone years ago.

Therefore, most of the polled public that is cited by the media, mostly on FOX, is not representative of the general public at large, who would be helped greatly by the health reform bill.

Telephone polls are no longer a viable method of gauging public opinion.

Wake up America!