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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-09-09 06:16 PM
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I didn't want to say this but I will...
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I didn't want to say it because this board is already as contentious and divisive as ever. Much like Congress and Dems we all have dissenting views, opinions, and thoughts. I tend, for the most part, respect the varying thoughts. Those I don't, I have no problem in letting you know. However, in this case...Maybe it's because I've read too many threads of "Because of Stupak, I'm against this bill." Or because of this or that this bill was crap. Or Kucinich was right and the bill is bad and we shouldn't support it....I've just had enough. I had enough over the weekend that I disclosed some personal info, but I think I've reached my point for real.

So I felt I should say what I'm about to say...after reading a post that rubbed me the wrong way. Although I'm sure that wasn't the posters intention---but it bugged me.

People who oppose this bill over the Stupak amendment----are basically setting up people with preexisting conditions to the death panels already in existence without health reform.

Seriously. I think the Stupak (Stupad---in my book) amendment is shite. Many here have assured me that it won't make it past Senate...but we're never too sure until the final votes and information come through. But I can say this, I support the House Bill no matter what.

I'm really tired of this. I really don't like disclosing my info. But I will say, I'm one of the people who has rationed their meds for years and I've rationed the care I desperately need for the same reason. If I get a doctors appointment once a year for a check up---that's amazing. I get and if the doctor gives me a clean bill of health aside from my PCOS I just continue on with what I was doing. I haven't been to the dentist since I was 8 years old and I'm 29 now.

A few of us with pre-existing on this board who don't have insurance also have family members in the same boat. We're basically standing in line of a "death panel" built into the system we currently have. And when I see people unwilling to give a little for this "perfect" bill....I get more livid. When I see people suggest..."NO BILL is better than this one..." I could get violent.

I've complained before but I'm getting more and more unnerved. I hate th Stupad amendment, but bloody hell I prefer the House bill to the Senate and feel it does more for the millions of us without insurance and with pre-existing conditions. Others here can afford to wait, others think we actually can wait and have plenty of time ahead of us----there's enough to suggest that Dem seats are precarious at best and if any seats are lost there will NEVER be reform----perfect or otherwise.

As a clue, this bill barely passed the Senate. We had Conservadems/Blue-dogs (whatever those Repubs are calling themselves now) holding it hostage over the Stupad amendment and if we didn't win those two seats last week or the week before, we'd probably barely make it through, since Kucinich decided to fuck a few of us over.

God...I think I need a break from DU, because this breaking me more than PCOS.
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