Thanks to an anonymous e-mailer for bringing this Daly Kos item to my attention. Daily Kos is not on my daily hit parade, but after seeing this I might have to make an addition.
The e-mailer was also correct to point out …
“If you want to see a good reason to be cautious about a single payer system, read the comments below the article. Imagine all health care being so politicized. And you know who would win over the long term – the proponents of woo who will be there day in and day out promoting coverage of their nonsense.”
I couldn’t agree more with this forecast. And not only will the promoters of woo be emboldened and legitimized, but in our current times of shrinking health resources, the institutions that ultimately wind up paying for citizen’s health care will look to these relatively-lower-cost alternatives more regularly as legitimate “solutions”.
While this is not typically a politically-toned blog, I believe that all voters should call Dennis Kucinich AND your local House Representative and let them know what you think about these amendments.
It was just his committee that passed this vote, not the final say in the matter, so there is still time to push for rational, practical skepticism to be applied when it comes to the decisions made by our congressfolk.
Here are Dennis Kucinich’s numbers at his two offices:
Washington, DC 20515
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
And because history matters, let us not forget that Representative Kucinich has been reported (by multiple sources) as to be a believer in the paranormal, especially belief in alien visitations. Things take a much more serious tone to think that people who are pre-disposed to this kind of thinking are also making policy regarding our health care decisions.