Kathy-Ellen Kups
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Kathy-Ellen Kups

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

Provide real leadership

Scott Brown's election victory is hardly a national referendum on health care. With 15 percent unemployment in Michigan, we would love a chance to decide the health-care debate. What it does signify is that people vote for the candidate who makes the greater impact and Martha Coakley did not run a formidable campaign.

The next step in health-care reform needs to be re-evaluation. In trying to produce and market a product that is acceptable to everyone, the Democrats have succeeded in creating something palatable to no one. It's time to regard health care not as a product to be sold to the American people, but as it truly is; an essential human service. Health-care reform has to be about making this service accessible to all Americans. We have not lost the opportunity to give all Americans affordable and comprehensive health care, but neither are we much closer to achieving this goal. It's time for the President to take charge of this important issue and provide real leadership.

By Kathy-Ellen Kups  |  January 20, 2010; 4:13 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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It is absolutely essential that congress passes the Senates version with tweaks done to it via a separate reconciliation bill. If Dems don't get this done they will appear inept and gutless. Their going down for bring it up and spending so much time trying to get it passed anyway, let's go down with something to show for it.

Posted by: kswsting | January 25, 2010 8:58 AM
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MSULLY25. I appreciate this question. Currently I have almost $600.00 monthly deducted towards my health care subsidized by my employer. I would be happy to see it all go towards something that would ensure health care for all Americans. In Canada any additional taxes I paid hardly came close to this monthly figure.

Posted by: kathy-ellen | January 21, 2010 3:50 PM
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Just curious Ms. Kups - how much of your paycheck are you willing to pay to make this human service universally accessible?

Posted by: msully25 | January 21, 2010 1:43 AM
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