Kathy-Ellen Kups

Kathy-Ellen Kups

Kathy-Ellen Kups is the breast cancer blogger for Everydayhealth.com.

Hail to the Chief

I was greatly encouraged by President Obama's address. He made it clear that he is committed to health-care reform and what's more, he gets it. He gets how American families are feeling the burden from paying outrageous health-care costs and are at risk of losing their health care when jobs are cut. He gets that many families are one illness away from losing everything and he gets how health insurance is an important piece of economic recovery. His call to action was loud and clear.

The only thing that I found disappointing as I watched the State of the Union was how totally disaffected the Republicans were. They seemed disaffected by tax cuts, they did not react to education promises and they remained stone faced when the president addressed health-care reform. It's clear that the right doesn't get it. Their continued assertion that Americans don't want health-care reform is either denial or blatant disregard. The only people in America who don't want health-care reform are right-wing politicians, health insurers and Americans who have never had to worry about paying for it. The rest of us are concerned for our families, our friends and our neighbors, and apparently, so is our president.

By Kathy-Ellen Kups  |  January 28, 2010; 9:50 PM ET  | Category:  Health Care Reform , Presidential leadership Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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I believe reform is needed badly. But I would recommend single payer because of large savings and less confusion and paperwork for doctors and hospitals. Every doctor office I talk to says medicare is much simpler than private health insurance, and that there are less disputes than with health insurance. The health insurance companies get between the doctors and patients to try to get out of paying for things.

Posted by: waawaazaire | February 3, 2010 2:25 AM
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