As we learned today the biggest item slashed in Romney’s budget cuts are health care spending. Wouldn’t it be nice that instead of mere partisan political posturing and rhetoric, we could see evidence of some strong leadership to remedy the causes of obscene waste, profiteering, and dysfunction that largley define our current health care “system”?
Here in Mass. we’re spending WAY MORE than enough already, $62 Bil in 2006, to cover everyone with comprehensive insurance if we could muster the political will–public and politicians combined–to meaningfully address the many areas of wasteful bureaucracy and harmful profiteering that pervade the current system.
The front-line clinicians, people who are uninsured and suffering, and other ordinary folk from all walks of life across the Commonwealth launched the citizens health care amendment four years ago. We will not let it die.
It is our ethical duty to protect this largely volunteer-driven and citizen-led effort to establish a right to health care for all.
We are obliged to speak truth to power and to do everything in our power, little as it may feel at times, to protect the health care amendment and its hope of creating a right to health care for all. We are called by our commitment to each other as fellow human beings and as health care advocates to protect the amendment from falling prey to deceitful and disingenuous tactics that are being used as the behest of corporate power brokers in an attempt to kill it.
We are keeping our eye on the prize and our heart and soul in the struggle until we achieve health care for all. And we really need your help.