Wednesday, March 24, 2010
After receiving the bad news of not getting the new job, I was pretty devastated. I kept it cool for the most part and put on my smiley face for everyone, but inside I couldnt have been more broken up. I hated talking about it, and it seemed as though thats all everyone around me wanted to talk about.
Its now been a week since I got the bad news, and I have had lots of time to reflect on everything. I am in a much different mind frame to say the least. As much as I wanted the job and the new house. I am content for the time being with my current job and my current residence. And the fact that I do have a job and do have a roof over my head makes me grateful.
I am also grateful that I have health insurance....My nice segway into the healthcare reform debate. Well, it passed, and honestly, I think this is the beginning of something good. Do I think this is a perfect bill, with absolutely grand outcomes for all of America, No. However, I think it is something we can build on and fix things along the way. You cant reform something as large as the entire Healthcare industry and please everyone. The more I read about it and inform myself of the facts and am able to dig through both the democratic and republican smut, here is what I can conclude in an extremely generalized fashion. This bill is going to give people healthcare that didnt have it before. I think good healthcare is something that everyone should. It shouldnt be a luxury for Americans. If I have to pay a little more in taxes, and have a little more taken out of my paycheck so that people who live down the street for me who cant afford the high cost of health insurance, why not.
The Golden Rule applies as usually does, and when i was without insurance for several years, I wish someone would have come to me and offered to help me out. Especially when I got sick and had medical issues, and got bills in the mail that made me sick to my stomach. I was in college and had no insurance and because of preexisting conditions, my premiums were too high for me to afford. But apparently some people think that is ok. Some people think, Ive got health insurance, who cares if you do. And its a shame. Its also a shame that scare tactics and outright lies were spread in order to create a backlash. But that is the type of government we have. This makes me feel as though we are just like every other government in the world.
And thats my rant.