How would you feel if you, or someone you loved, was diagnosed with cancer then fired from their job because “they were obviously unable to perform their duties”? Never mind they aren't able to perform their duties because they are undergoing chemo therepy. Never mind they won't have health insurance because it goes with the job. Never mind they can't afford the cobra payments to maintain their insurance because they have no job. Never mind they can't get health insurance because they have a pre-existing condidtion. Never mind their former employer has sentenced them to death.
It ought to be against the law for employers to fire people because they get sick. It ought to be against the law for health insurance companies to cancel your insurance or refuse to insure you because you get sick. Thanks to the passage of the affordable health choices act last night, these actions
are against the law will be against the law if the legislation passes both houses and is signed by the President.
Alabama Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Artur Davis, along with his fellow democratic Alabama Congress Critters, Bobby Bright and Parker Griffith, voted against the affordable health choices act last night. Davis claims he is concerned about getting it wrong. Bright claims he is concerned about rising cost burdens on the federal government. Griffith claims the bill is bad for our patients, bad for our North Alabama hospitals, and bad for our nation's bottom line.
Daivs, Bright and Griffith have access to quality, affordable health insurance so I really can't understand why they don't want their fellow Americans to have the same benefits they have. Especially since those benefits were given to them by the same people they voted against last night.
Artur Davis represents a district where the median income is $26,000 per year. A majority of the people he represents don't have access to health insurance and he's worried about “getting it right“? The majority of the voters in his district voted in favor of President Obama and his health care reform agenda but he voted against the affordable health care choices act? Artur Davis claims to want to change the face of politics in Alabama but he votes against the affordable health care choices act? I don't get it.
So, Davis, Bright and Griffith aka The Three Stupaks, What's your plan for every American to have access to quality, affordable health care? Since you don't like President Obama's plan, what's yours? How would you like it if you were fired and didn't have access to your government run, affordable health insurance? Since you are worried about getting wrong, what's your plan for getting it right (no pun). Since you are concerned about the cost what's your plan for cutting the cost? Since you are concerned it's the wrong thing to do, tell us what's the right (no pun) thing to do.
Speak now or forever hold your piece.
Redeye stomping away from the computer still outraged.