Dear Readers: In the event that some of you have been bamboozled by the Obama administration, the “single payer” supporters astroturfuing the internet, and the mainstream media, then let me take the opportunity to share a news item that you may have missed.
Those same studies, however, show that a surprisingly large 70 percent of the estimated 46 million Americans who don’t have insurance say they do, in fact, receive health care, and that a vast majority of them are satisfied with it.
A survey conducted jointly by the Kaiser Family Foundation, ABC News and USA Today, released in October 2006, found that 89 percent of Americans were satisfied with their own personal medical care..
I would like to highlight the fact with a story of the exquisite care I received during the birth of the Young Prince. I found out I was pregnant in March of 2001. I saw a wonderful OB-GYN for the duration of the pregnancy at regular intervals (I had a really great pregnancy — no morning sickness or stretch marks!) , receiving considerate care and appropriate tests. I was an older mother, so I had an amniocentesis at month 4. When I was over a week late for labor, the doctor decided I was to be induced. My OB-GYN and her staff made all the arrangements for me to enter into the local hospital for the birth in mid-December. Basically, I showed up, signed a few forms related to insurance, and was assigned a room.
I had a private room at the UC San Diego facility in Hillcrest (a really wonderful hospital). The anesthesiologist arrived before my labor pains got too intense and gave me an epidural (I do love my analgesics). A few ours later, I gave birth to a 9.5 lb son. Because I am relatively small, I needed a few stitches afterward. Because this is a training hospital, my doctor asked if it was OK for the residents to work on the interesting stitch pattern they would have to use (I must admit, being considered an interesting case for a physician is probably not a good thing). I gave my permission, and the residents did a fabulous job.
The nurses came after that, and were highly attentive and filled with sound advice and very helpful. The hospital provided lactation counselors for me (though my son and I both decided he needed more milk then I had, so it was formula time after 3 days). I stayed in the hospital from Tuesday afternoon to Friday morning — and was not rushed out.
Great service. Low stress. God bless America’s healthcare professionals. Interested readers can contrast this with the Obama-touted Canada Care by reading — The Top Ten Things People Believe About Canadian Health Care, But Shouldn’t.
While the article I cited goes on to state this:
only 44 percent were satisfied with the overall quality of the American medical system.
I have to believe it is related to the complexities of the insurance process and the related bureaucracy — as well as Americans’ natural compassion at hearing medical sob stories. There are several groups offering sound alternative more in keeping with a real free market system, and it is to these organizations I commend my readers who are truly interested in sound alternatives: Health Care Freedom Coalition; Conservatives for Patients Rights; and, Hoover Institute of Stanford University.
With this information in mind, I would like to invite people to attend the next series of Tea Party protests in San Diego, which will focus on the current adminstration’s healthcare proposals. The rallies are hosted by the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition and are as follows:
SAN DIEGO RALLY
Day: Saturday, July 11
Time: 10:00 – 11:00am
Location: Half a block north of the Star of India, right beside a parking lot in an assembly area (Harbor Drive, San Diego)
GOOGLE MAP – click HERE.
There will have speakers address the legislation and tragic pitfalls of government rationed care. This is also a VERY busy portion of Harbor Dr., so bring your health care related signs so we can line the street for maximum exposure!
Facebook RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=117594076207
JULY 17th — NATIONWIDE PROTEST
Join the NATIONWIDE, simultaneous protest of government run health care on Friday, July 17th at 9:00am PST. Tea Party Patriots will protest in front of EVERY SINGLE Senator and Congressman’s office across the nation. Help us represent San Diego county by having your voice heard at any of the following offices in the county. Bring your letters and petitions to hand deliver. We all need to register our sentiments regardless of whether or not our representatives are supporting the legislation. This will be a day they will not soon forget:
Click HERE for addresses of the our representatives’ local offices so that you can join!
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While our Cap-and-Trade rallies were swamped-out a blitz of international and celebrity news, and the inane legislation passed the House, we still have good hope. Gateway Pundit has an excellent post of a small business owner’s protest of a liberal Democrat tax-embracing Congressman that can be read by clicking HERE; the graphics are the story.
Sarah Palin has my deep admiration for maintaining her dignity and promoting American ideals, despite an obnoxious media and deranged detractors. Some rational people have sound arguments on her weaknesses that are worthy of consideration, but the Anchoress has a great summary of why she is loathed by certain segments.
Founding Bloggers was searching for a Tea Party for July 4th and was confused about who was hosting one. I would like to shed a little light by providing them an example of what is happening is San Diego. There are three or four different organizations that are Tea Party organizers, and our group is promoting the efforts of a sister organization we know will focus on the founding document we celebrate on that day. The specific information is as follows:
HOST: San Diego Tea Party Meetup (Re-Tea Party)
Sat. July 4; 11:00am-1:00pm; E Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA, 92109; Contact 619-564-0431
There will be several speakers that will talk about the dangers of Universal Health Care, Cap and Trade, the government’s RUN away from Free Market Capitalism, California’s fiscal issues, the coming State and Federal Tax Increases, the philosophy of Liberty and why it is so vital to understand, as well as information on a group that could actually do something to get the special interest groups’ fingers out of Washington and get REAL Representatives that answer to The People voted in their place.
Finally, I would like to say God Bless Honduras —
The Hondurans are so concerned about potential despots, that Article 239 of their constitution states that any president who proposes extending his term in office is automatically removed from office. Article 313 of the Honduran constitution allows its Supreme Court to deputize the Honduran military to carry out its orders, including removing politicians from office who seek to extend a president’s term.