Many of us voted for
I have always been puzzled by the fierce opposition to this legislation. Why do some Americans begrudge other citizens access to the health care they need? We are certainly not the leaders in this area. Most wealthy, industrialized nations provide these benefits.
Social Security and
Some of us believe that access to health care is an even more basic right of citizenship, as all citizens directly benefit. Public school education, Social Security and Medicare and the provision of health care are all big-ticket items, but we as citizens have supported these programs as we believe that they are in the "common good." This is the democratic way we have tried to operate since the birth of the nation, and we are still evolving with good ideas for the "common good."
We must realize that one of the many benefits of President Obama's proposals is that the cost of health care should go down. We know that there is gross inefficiency, corruption and duplication of effort in the health care delivery system. Why should we pay substantially more for
I hope that we will get behind this effort to move forward into the 21st century, where we can take pride that we are a nation guided by democratic ideals and the will to provide our fellow citizens with all the benefits of a thriving democracy of the people.