Friday, February 02, 2007

Caregiving: health care reform

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer (D) revealed his plans for a "patients first" reform of health care.


California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) unveiled his plan for universal health-care coverage.


Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D) is touting his ultimate goal of providing medical coverage for every resident while reducing health care costs statewide.


40% of the Electoral College votes necessary to elect a President are held by these three states. … Is it any wonder that Presidential candidates of both parties are banging the health care coverage drum across the USA?


It’s nothing new that health care gets dusted off every Presidential election and then forgotten. However I don’t believe I can remember Governors of 3 of the most populated States going to political war over health care coverage.


If you have coverage, at the moment, then this may all seem like such a non-issue wrapped in a possibly false sense of security.


If you don’t or if the ever increasing costs are shrinking your personal or family resources than you know how critical this issue is and will be for everyone.


It’s complicated, the deck is stacked, and genuine reform can seem overwhelming.  ... In 22 years of living with Multiple Sclerosis as a family we’ve known too many 'masks' and 'faces' of health care coverage and prescription plans.


Is this finally the time someone cuts the Gordian Knot entangling this mess? I'd like to hope so.


"The key thing is not to get caught up in ... how you get there," Gov. Schwarzenegger said. "The key thing is, we're going to get there."


  1. (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))))))))Have a nice weekend.

  2. Health insurance is the one thing you can't afford to live without and often the hardest to obtain for those that need it the most.  

  3. I noticed this trend, too, having a brother with MS and a small disability myself.  But I'm not surprised - people are usually very good in their chosen roles, good or bad.  CATHY


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