Via Drudge Report:
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This is what not having health care for a year and a half when you’re diabetic and have high blood pressure looks like.
This is what our American health care system looks like. It is as broken as my kidneys.
I don’t want sympathy; I want single payer universal health care. I don’t want pity; I want single payer universal health care. I don’t want commiseration; I want…
I want this not to happen to anybody else’s kidneys.
I want this not to happen to a single other woman, or man, or child.
I want people in this country to get the preventive care they need to keep this from happening. I want them to get the chronic care they need to keep this from happening.
And I want it to happen seamlessly for providers and patients alike, without bankrupting a single patient or causing another patient to lose his or her home.
I want people to be secure in their retirement. I want them not to fear what will happen when a major illness or condition is found.
I want cancer patients to get treatment without having to lie awake nights wondering how they’ll pay for it.
I want one class of people who have health care in this country: everybody. I want no more of this stratified system where it’s determined that Joe can have care but Susan can’t because she can’t pay.
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For the record, my big heresy from fiscal conservatism is universal health care. I think we lose too much in productivity from people without access to health care, or with high deductibles, or with insurance that excludes the care they really need due to pre-existing conditions. Liberals do not understand the word “socialism” or dread the stagnation it produces. And I think as a nation we are in dramatically different circumstances than we were in when the Clintons proposed universal healthcare. Now when people have to decide between the death of capitalism and their own personal death from lack of health care, they may be willing to sacrifice capitalism.