I am now just getting over a flu-type bug (but not swine flu) that has knocked me on my butt since Sunday. And do you know that all I could think about the last few days is how if I needed to, I could call up my doctor for an appointment and get seen in a timely manner. Maybe I might have to wait until tomorrow or if I called early in the morning, I might have to wait until the afternoon. Or maybe they'd say "We have no appointments available, but why don't you come in and we'll try to squeeze you in". If they were too busy, I could even run to a "doc-n-the-box" if I wanted. But regardless...I still have a choice.
I take solace in that fact that my healthcare is there if I need it...for now. It also makes me realize the urgency in preventing this healthcare bill from being passed. I like being able to pick up the phone and make an appointment for when I want to. I don't want to wait in a long line if I don't feel well. I like knowing that I'm not stranded in the middle of nowhere without a lifeline. What would this mean, for as something as little as the flu, if they pass this healthcare?
I got to listen to a lot of radio yesterday and was delighted to hear about Rep. Virginia Foxx from NC. I think she spoke for a lot of us. I am frightened of it.
There's also a lot of talk about how since mandated healthcare is unconstitutional, we'd have the ability to sue the government in the case that it gets passed. That's encouraging - but I really don't want it to get to that point. All we can do is keep calling, keep writing, keep Tea Partying... I hope there's a big turnout in Washington on Thursday. We need to let our voices be heard to show them we aren't fringe right-wing extremists - we're Americans who care about our country and our freedoms. We're Americans who don't want to trade our freedoms for hand-outs. We want to work hard for what we have. We want to remain the only civilized country without government health care - and we're proud of it! We're Americans - we don't want to be like everyone else. If we wanted to be European, we'd go live in Europe. Our ancestors fought too long and too hard for us to be Europe Jr. It's too bad people like Pelosi, Reid and Obama have forgotten that.