Health care reform is not about helping people

Katy Abram
President Obama and this administration are using dog and pony show tactics of parading suffering Americans around to push through his health care reform.  One such woman named Natoma Canfield is a cancer survivor.  She wrote a letter to the President in December asking for health care reform to be passed because she had gone into debt paying for her health insurance premium.  The debt became too great forcing her to drop her own insurance coverage.

As a result of this letter Ms. Canfield has been asked to introduce the President at a health care stop in Ohio.  My question regarding this is two-fold.  First, Mr. President if you are so concerned about individuals like Ms. Canfield then why will she have to wait three years to actually receive government healthcare coverage if the bill is passed? That is what you are asking Ms. Canfield and the people you are so worried about helping to do.

Secondly, do you really know who will end up helping Ms. Canfield and the other citizens you parade around for publicity?  I will tell you unequivocally that the kind hearted people of America who are fighting you tooth and nail to stop this monstrosity of a health care bill will be the ones who help her.

Take this case in point:  Senator Bob Casey, Jr. of Pennsylvania received a letter from Trisha Urban which explained the awful day when she lost her husband to a heart attack and gave birth to their baby within hours of each other.   Senator Casey paraded her around to pull on the heart strings of Americans so we allow more government intrusion into our lives. The Urban's couldn't afford Cobra coverage and her husband had heart problems which eventually had them dropped from their carrier.  Between her pregnancy and her husband's heart problem they could not get insurance coverage. 

So who ended up helping Trisha?  It was her community.  The generous citizens and businesses of Berks County rallied around this wonderful woman and supported her in her time of need.  I have yet to see the government actually help her or anyone else in her situation.  I would love to see Senator Casey or Senator Specter fork over part of their $174,000 annual pay to help their constituents. 

But, alas, we will have to keep holding our collective breathe for that one.  As long as they get more government power through the health care reform bill, let's just forget the people they supposedly want to help.

 

Katy Abram is the Arlen Specter town hall attendee who told him he has "awakened a sleeping giant."  She can be followed at twitter/katyabram.com and www.katyabram.com.



President Obama and this administration are using dog and pony show tactics of parading suffering Americans around to push through his health care reform.  One such woman named Natoma Canfield is a cancer survivor.  She wrote a letter to the President in December asking for health care reform to be passed because she had gone into debt paying for her health insurance premium.  The debt became too great forcing her to drop her own insurance coverage.

As a result of this letter Ms. Canfield has been asked to introduce the President at a health care stop in Ohio.  My question regarding this is two-fold.  First, Mr. President if you are so concerned about individuals like Ms. Canfield then why will she have to wait three years to actually receive government healthcare coverage if the bill is passed? That is what you are asking Ms. Canfield and the people you are so worried about helping to do.

Secondly, do you really know who will end up helping Ms. Canfield and the other citizens you parade around for publicity?  I will tell you unequivocally that the kind hearted people of America who are fighting you tooth and nail to stop this monstrosity of a health care bill will be the ones who help her.

Take this case in point:  Senator Bob Casey, Jr. of Pennsylvania received a letter from Trisha Urban which explained the awful day when she lost her husband to a heart attack and gave birth to their baby within hours of each other.   Senator Casey paraded her around to pull on the heart strings of Americans so we allow more government intrusion into our lives. The Urban's couldn't afford Cobra coverage and her husband had heart problems which eventually had them dropped from their carrier.  Between her pregnancy and her husband's heart problem they could not get insurance coverage. 

So who ended up helping Trisha?  It was her community.  The generous citizens and businesses of Berks County rallied around this wonderful woman and supported her in her time of need.  I have yet to see the government actually help her or anyone else in her situation.  I would love to see Senator Casey or Senator Specter fork over part of their $174,000 annual pay to help their constituents. 

But, alas, we will have to keep holding our collective breathe for that one.  As long as they get more government power through the health care reform bill, let's just forget the people they supposedly want to help.

 

Katy Abram is the Arlen Specter town hall attendee who told him he has "awakened a sleeping giant."  She can be followed at twitter/katyabram.com and www.katyabram.com.