Spring is almost here. Maybe we will soon see
positive changes in health care. One can only hope.
: Is Anybody Out There?
I was watching the political talking heads on
Sunday morning television. One of the Republican senators stated that the
American public is no longer interested in healthcare. When he said that my
mouth flew open and I wanted to scream at him through the TV. What planet is he
on? What is up with our government representatives? Maybe they aren't
interested in healthcare because we provide them with the best health plan
available. Looking out into the audience as the President delivered his State
of the Union address something else was apparent. We feed them well. The
majority of those in the audience appeared overweight and out of shape.
What we need in this country is to find Senators and Representatives who
actually care about the American people. That is why I am asking is there
anybody out there? The Democrats and Republicans are constantly in a feeding
frenzy looking for and digging up dirt on each other. They have lost sight of
who we are. We should all be demanding that they get it together and do their
There is real suffering going on in our country. People are going bankrupt as a
result of medical bills. Many people are going without medical care and
unnecessarily dying young. Preventive services are things that many just dream
about. Most people cannot afford to eat a healthy diet and obesity is the new
normal. We need healthcare for everyone and we need a call for personal
responsibility that starts with affordable healthcare and help for adopting a
healthy lifestyle. Our government representatives could start by setting an
example. It is time for them to become fit and to be accountable to themselves
and to us, the people who pay their salaries.