domingo, 22 de noviembre de 2009

60 contra 39 ¡EL PROYECTO DE SALUD AL PLENO DEL SENADO!

En el New York Times:

(En la foto: A la derecha, el senador Harry Reid, arquitecto de la propuesta del senado, junto a Cristopher Dodd)


Esta noche tenemos la oportunidad histórica de reformar el estado de la salud pública de una vez y por todas, dijo el senador Max Baucus, demócrata de Montana, principal arquitecto de la legislación. La historia nos toca a la puerta. Vamos a abrirla. Comencemos el debate (...) El proyecto del Senado extendería beneficios de salud a aproximadamente 31 millones de estadounidenses que carecen de seguro médico, a un costo de $848 mil millones en 10 años.

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Uno se pregunta: ¿Por qué tanta oposición republicana a la discusión en el pleno del senado? Las cifras hablan -por sí solas- de la enorme crisis de la salud en EE.UU = 86 millones de personas sin seguro! Por años la estrategia republicana ha sido hacerse el chino, olvidar el asunto y seguir como si nada. Y cuando las cosas se les van un poquito de la mano A METER MIEDO CON LA FALACIA DE LA CRISIS FISCAL. Y si el sector privado, es decir, las compañías de seguro NO PUEDEN RESOLVER EL PROBLEMA ¿no se hace entonces asunto fundamental del estado tratar de resolverlo? Por ejemplo, la Florida, tiene 5.8 millones de personas sin seguro médico. Se repite entonces la estrategia republicana: meter miedo a la gente del Armagedón económico que se avecina.

Señores, el único Armagedón es la ignorancia:

Más del 60% por ciento de las familias o personas sin seguro en la Florida tienen ingresos de $42.400 para una familia de cuatro. 2- Aunque los blancos anglos representan el mayor número de personas sin seguro en la Florida, los hispanos y afroamericanos tienen más posibilidades de carecer de seguro. En 2008, 54,4% de los hispanos y el 42,5% por ciento de los afroamericanos no tenían seguro.

7 comentarios:

La Mano Poderosa dijo...

Will this health bill cover illegal aliens (which are uninsured and a financial burden as Jackson Memorial?
Or is it up to the State and Local hospitals amd legal population to pay for those services? I personally know of several cases, one in particular, where a non citizen, nor resident, camr over as an illegal resident just to have a surgical procedure that she could not get in Honduras. After going to Jackson, and a bill of close to $95,000.oo Dollars, which she had no intention of paying from the start, she returned to Honduras, and left Jackson holding the bag. I am all for treating and insuring all US Citizens, yet, I feel for those that are illegal aliens and live and work here, and require treatment. Yet, how do we avoid this type of fraud? BTW, the procedure was available in Honduras, yet, not only would she have had to pay for it, but also the medical quality was not to par with that of the US. Is there a provision for illegal alien health issues, or will states and local governments, via tax dollars, continue to finance this, which impants South Florida more than Kansas City? It would be nice to see a "pool" or national provesion to help in the distribution of cocts which areas such as South Florida and California, New Mexico, etc. are having to seal with, hampering the treatment and financial opertations of our medical institutions. I would personally like to see a provision for health care of illigal aliens anf their families, which reside and work in oue community. Truthfully, dur to the nature of the work many of them undertake, they are more prown to life threatening accidents, and lower socio-economic health issues.

A.B dijo...

Ya "viene llegando" y esto si que es de verdad. Otra manera de que EE.UU se asemeje mas a lo común del planeta...esto le permitirà a nuestro país exigir al resto que sean como nosotros sin la bobería de "el imperialismo yanqui".

Anónimo dijo...

31 million divided by 848 billon =
27.3 billion per uninsured person?
and financed by the other 300 paying insurance... OBAMATH? I'll settle for 27 million, and that way I can finance all my medical costs for a lifetime, amd have enough left over not to work, or pay for insurance. Oh wait, now the Federal goverment will DICTATE that I must either pay a private insurance whatever they extort from me (GREAT JOB INSURANCE LOBBYISTS) or be fined by the Federal Govt. Sounds like a real winner for the insurance industry, just like Citizen's home owners and windstorm in Florida, which we kow how well that works.

Anónimo dijo...

España tiene el desempleo mas alto que toda la UE, por los 20%, A.B. lo que el mundo si se alegra a ver este los EEUU decaer a un nivel mas bajo, o al mismo que el de ellos. Ese celos siempre lo han tenido, conjunto con su envidia.

Inkieta dijo...

La prioridad debe ser emplear al pais.

Abel dijo...

la tactica del miedo!

La Mano Poderosa dijo...

Abel, It's called Reality.
Did you know that the NHS (National Health System, socialized medicine) in England has decided not to cover the treatmemt using AVITAR, to extend and in some cases safe lives od Colon Cancer patients, because of "costs vs, percentage of patients"? Look intio socialized medicine, In the netherlands, you just pay an inclisive tax (close to 60% of income) to cover all, medical, social, 'IRS' etc... Here there are so many little "taxes" and fees that if you are the middle class you end uo paying more at the present time, than other Social Democratic countries... At this rate, the Rich will be able to afford a high preimium private insurance, and as private insurers increase their rates by 2013 (i pay $1500.00 a month for my wife and I and that is in a group plan), and the current 38 million Americans will grow to a50 million by 2013 (when private insureres increase to $3,000 a month). Wait and see. If I'm correct, we are all screwed, except the wealthy, particularly if you are FORCED TO PAY THE PRIVATE INSURER OR GOVERNMENT INSURANCE. Which will most probably create such a bureaucratic system, that it will be contracted to a "private" insurer, as was done with the US POST OFFICE many years ago... Which created the growth, need and profit for private companies like UPS,DSL, FEDEX etc. Also look how inefficient theVA is and the continuing cuts (such as cost of living, etc. ) in Medicare, and coverage cuts and co-pay increses for Medicare.
Also note, that Canadians are coming to the US (South Fl0 to get H1Ni Flu Shots, (the elderly Canadians) because they are not given the vaccine in Canada (Socialized Medicine). Hey, Cuba has 'Socialized Medicine" and we know how great the Cuban population is taken care off, right?