As true Americans who believe in the spirit of this great country, health care reform is very much needed. Too many people living in America have suffered from a lack of health care, and many families suffer the loss of a family member who has no money for health insurance. President Obama should be applauded for addressing a difficult issue that affects almost every American citizen in one way or another.
Personally, I don’t mind paying a little extra in taxes if it means a fellow American or immigrant, legal or illegal, will have access to health care. Is the just-passed health care plan perfect? No, it isn’t. But it’s a beginning to correct the direction of America’s moral compass toward doing what is right.
It saddens me to read some of the commentaries in this newspaper from citizens who care more about taxes and money than the well-being of others in our country. It seems our interpretations of God, about caring for our brothers and sisters, is quite different.
However, it would be a pleasure for me to help those who are for or against this health care reform bill with my tax dollars and my giving when they are in need of a doctor. As a matter of fact, it makes Americans like me proud of what we are doing to help those we don’t even know.
We’ve all heard some of the talk show men and women who place labels on health care reform. We have heard them cry out: President Obama’s health care reform is socialism, communism, etc.
I beg and am proud to differ with these opinions and false accusations. For I and other Americans, in our youth, listened to and believed the words of a song we sang as children, “America the Beautiful,” written by Katharine Lee Bates in 1895.