Intersection protest

For those of you wanted to get out and enjoy the beatiful weather tommorow:) will we be doing our second intersection protest monday 4-6. We are going to consolidate to just one intersection monroe and secor. See you there, if you are coming please bring your own sign, we have a few, but not too many) we wnat to have a simply message government healthcare is not what we want, be creative and look forward to seeing you there.

park @ the walgreen's parking lot

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Just as long as your signs contain true facts instead of imaginary ones.

For example, your signs should NOT say that we have the best health care on earth. The U.N. has long measured care systems in nations, and we have about 35 other nations who deliver better care than we do. We are not the best care system. Period.

For another example, your signs should NOT say that other nations have more expensive care. The USA's care system is #1 in the world on a per-capita basis. Period.

Your protests hardly matter, anyway, to be honest. At the current rate, one thing or another is going to happen:

1. "Government health care" doesn't happen, but the constant 9%+ yearly increases in care costs will price most Americans out of any care option, including insurance. Once some critical number of millions of Americans become broke purely from their insurance, then something will change.

2. "Government health care" does happen, but it's not a government program in the larger sense, since it will just force Americans to purchase insurance from these rapacious insurance companies. Again, a critical number of Americans will be bankrupted by that, and then things will change since they must change.

The real problem is the pricing of health care far beyond what Americans can pay. Until you solve that, you haven't solved anything.

And for the record, it sure seems odd to be protesting "government health care", when that's what we've always had. You've been paying for poor people to have health care for generations now. We've had socialized medicine for decades, which you've paid for through your taxes ... and you've paid the most for it, considering that the artificially high costs of basic care have forced poor people to wait until maladies become emergencies, which then become the most expensive care events possible.

Transforming this from a dishonest care system into an honest one -- where the poor could just go to public hospitals for basic care paid for by taxes -- would greatly improve that cost picture, since it's inarguable that when you transform emergency (expensive) care events into routine (inexpensive) care events, you save money. After all, an emergency care event is many orders of magnitude more expensive than 20 minutes of a GP's time followed by a $200 prescription.

What's happening now is "penny wise but pound foolish", as the Brits would say.

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