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Reading the Fine Print of Health Care Reform

July 30, 2009

On this day 44 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law The Social Security Act. Socialized medicine is a scary combination of words to many people in the US. Many urge the president not to take this route, but they do like their Medicare. Moreover, many people don’t know all the nuances of the reform. Is it really socialized medicine? Is government-run system really bad? How the health reform will affect you? This is a brief list of some resources.

Q&A: US healthcare reform

What health reform means for you
Why be afraid of government?

5 freedoms you’d lose in health care reform
Obama’s former doctor critical of White House health care plan

3 comments

  1. First, why is socialism such a scary word?
    Certainly the post office, the national parks, the military are all “socialized” – run by the government.
    Second, this argument is just a smokescreen for the greed of the money-changers.

    I have a great idea for a compromise – we can let poor, sick people get all the care they want, but Republicans can send “compassion squads” to all the clinics, hospitals, and emergency rooms in the nation and decide who deserves to be treated.


    • Some people forget how many well-functioning organizations are run by the government. It is a shame that Public Option failed at Senate, but not all is lost yet.


  2. We’ll soon see. Vote is Sunday.



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