The impact of the partisan debate hit home when someone told me she came in for care because she was worried that Obama would soon take away her Medicare. How ridiculous is that I thought! She went on to talk about how the proposed health care reform legislation includes plans to kill old people. I had trouble believing that anyone would really accept such partisan nonsense, but here it was.
We could go into detail, but let me just say those ideas are ridiculous. I don’t think the Democratic plan to solve our health care crisis is the right one, but ending Medicare or plans to kill old people are not the problems with it. One thing we should keep in mind is that those people promoting health care reform, both Democrats and Republicans, are simply trying to help Americans get better care without going broke doing it.