Feb 26, 2009

"Health Care Reform Cannot Wait"

President Obama in his remarks this morning on the 2010 Fiscal Budget announced a radical departure from the old trends in spending and outlined his support for sweeping reforms that will reach all of America.

Among the reforms, Obama reemphasized health care as a priority in getting our economy back on track:

Because of crushing health care costs and the fact that they drag down our economy, bankrupt our families, and represent the fastest-growing part of our budget, we must make it a priority to give every single American quality, affordable health care....With this budget, we are making a historic commitment to comprehensive health care reform. It's a step that will not only make families healthier and companies more competitive, but over the long term it will also help us bring down our deficit.

Obama's budget reflects the urgent need for action he spoke of in his State of the Union address earlier this week:

Now, there will be many different opinions and ideas about how to achieve reform, and that is why I’m bringing together businesses and workers, doctors and health care providers, Democrats and Republicans to begin work on this issue next week.

I suffer no illusions that this will be an easy process. It will be hard. But I also now that nearly a century after Teddy Roosevelt first called for reform, the cost of our health care has weighed down our economy and the conscience of our nation long enough. So let there be no doubt: health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year.





We have fought tirelessly for this moment and the time is finally here: we are going to get health care reform in 2009. The question now is what will that reform look like?

As the fat cats who have been profiting off of the status quo for so long start to throw up roadblocks on the path to change, it is crucial that we all make sure those who are working for the right kind of reform know they have our support.

Can you help by sending a quick note to the Senate Finance Committee and President Obama thanking them for their swift action so far and commitment to change?

It only takes a minute and we know it makes a difference.

1 comment:

Rien Henraat said...

New Health Care System EASY and SMART ?
Realize a new Health Care System is not as easy as it seems to be. There has much to be done such as: Law making; privacy rules terms; integrated administration system between clients and hospitals, doctors etc.; integrated payment system; Tax facilities. This all together takes years and years to go. And the most critical point when it is released; will it work properly in practice? It has to proof itself. Problems are not to avoid. Besides, people need a new Health Care System now; they can not wait so long! Why wait that long? There is an alternative to realize a new Health Care System in a short time and that could work within 12 months. All you need to do is to copy a Health Care System that is suitable for the USA and that has proven itself by several years. Such Health Care System that is also suitable for the USA already exists.
For detail information of such Health Care System notices the following internet links;
1 http://www.justlanded.com/english/Netherlands/Tools/Netherlands-Guide/Health/Healthcare
2http://www.euractiv.com/en/health/dutch-healthcare-system-best-europe-2008/article-177165
Did you study above system serious before give you answer and decide your opinion?
Where waiting for? It is smart to do so, there fore why not?
You’re sincerely,
Rien Henraat