[Note: This is not the usual post on First 50 Words. Normally there is a writing prompt and readers are asked to write briefly about that prompt. The writing prompt rules are suspended for today.]
Health insurance needs to be banned in the United States. Outlawed. Extinct. Kaput.
Plans to help more people get health insurance won’t work. What we need is a plan to help people get health care. We don’t need changes in plans that involve profit making corporations in health care decisions. We need a brand new system that does not involve profit making corporations in health care decisions.
We need a health care system where no one will be denied coverage. We need a health care system where a pre-existing condition will not stop any hospital or doctor from caring for a patient’s current needs.
We need a health care system where no one will be denied necessary procedures. We need a health care system where doctors can perform procedures when they are deemed medically necessary, not when some profit making corporation approves them.
We need a health care system where people won’t have to decide between paying for life saving medication or feeding their children and paying the mortgage. We need a prescription program where the medications necessary for good health and continued life are available inexpensively to all.
We need a health care system where recognized health dangers such as toxins in the products in our stores, poisons in the food we buy, pollution in the air and water, and dangerous metals and chemicals in the soil are treated as health issues and regulated accordingly.
We need a health care system remade completely new, not a make-over of the health insurance industry. Democrats, hear our plea. Do the right thing for the people of America.