You might be wondering what has gotten into me, since I’m posting all those lovely little posts about lovely little bits and bobs. There is more that interests me though. (yes, really!) I’m just not that good at the political thing, fearing that I’ll talk myself into a corner. Still I’m too passionate about certain issues to keep quiet, so I’ll just give it a try, occasionally.
I came across a post on a friend’s blog today and I would like to forward the message. There seems to be an aweful lot of misunderstandings regarding president Obama’s health care reform plan. I’ve been reading and listening to some bits and pieces lately and I find it all very intriguing. Ever since Obama mentioned the reform plan people have been fighting against it. Among those people we find US senate candidate Mark Kirk, claiming that surival rates among people suffering from heart diseases, diabetes and cancer are much higher in the US than in Europe, all thanks to the current US health care system. I wonder where he got the numbers from. Ironically enough among those people opposing the reform plan are Medicare insured people as well. Medicare is an insurance program created by the US government decades ago. Obama has suggested that whoever is happy with their current insurance is allowed to keep it.
Having worked for a pretty decent health insurance company in my own country for the past 4 years, I’ve been terribly worried about the US health care for quite some time and can do nothing but applaud Obama’s decision to make a change. Watch an hour long public AARP meeting where president Obama answers questions about health care. Read about the health care reform plans here.