A day later than usual, we return to our weekly Comment of the Week and again spotlight two points of view from the Big Debate on national health insurance.
Both these comments were posted beneath our story headlined HOSTILE CROWD SHOUTS DOWN PALLONE. The first is by ‘Mike,’ who framed his remarks as a response to an earlier post by ‘Boris:’
You write as if our system is flat out broken. 85% of our population has health insurance. We have the best hospitals in the world. We have the best doctors in the world. We have the best teaching hospitals in the world. We are the world leader in research and development. If you don’t think so much of this has to do with our system’s ability to operate with consideration to the market, you are off your rocker.
It’s a shame that we have 47 million people who don’t have coverage. And we should not accept this. And I know some of the remedy is through social programs. But this should not mean that we turn the system up-side-down. Our system has too many victories and much of the world has reaped the rewards. To do so would be shameful.
‘Notsureanymore’ posted our second selection:
THIS WHOLE MESS IS BECOMING VERY TIRESOME. YOU CAN’T BELIEVE THE POLITICIANS (BOTH SIDES), THE MEDIA (BOTH SIDES), THE SUPPOSED ZEALOTS THAT ATTEND THESE MEETINGS ON BOTH SIDES. ENOUGH.
Can we grow up, grow a set of ba*ls, put country and people first and have a real debate.
NOT have a shotgun health reform bill passed without massive input and huge consideration first.
Our leaders should recognize this massive split in opinion and try defuse it.
No one wins, no one looses..take a time out kids and lets rethink this. I promise the sun will come up tomorrow for most of us.
If you see a comment this week that you think stands out from the pack, feel free to say so in a comment of your own, or give redbankgreen a nudge.