The LuLac Edition #1124, Mar. 20th, 2010
PHOTO INDEX: CONGRESSMAN CHRIS CARNEY.
TAKING A STAND
Congressman Chris Carney will vote yes for the Health Care Bill. The Congressman issued a press release Saturday. It is my opinion that all of the negative ads directed at the bill and in effect blackmailing Carney into a no vote might have backfired on his thought process. I know if I was in his position I'd not want to be pushed around by that barrage of garbage paid for by special interests. In his statement Carney said, “We’ve been through a long, difficult debate over health care. I’ve listened to my constituents through 14 town halls and thousands of phone calls, personal visits and letters. I’ve talked with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. And I’ve heard from health care experts, economists, and the Congressional Budget Office, which estimates the cost of the program," Carney stated. Carney continued: "Throughout this debate I have focused on several overarching priorities and I believe, after careful review, that this bill addresses them. This measure denies insurers the ability to reject coverage to people with so-called ‘pre-existing conditions,’ a common sense provision that, as a cancer survivor, I feel particularly strongly about. Covering maternity care will no longer be optional for insurers; pregnant women and their unborn children will be guaranteed coverage when they need it most. And the arbitrary and exorbitant insurance premium increases that have hamstrung small businesses and working families will no longer be possible." As Edmund Burke once said, “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” This health care bill is a good example of that thought. Carney recognizes that it is a start. It is historic. I give him credit for helping to make history. And I urge him to disavow the reader comments I saw in the newspapers. Threats from thugs masquerading as citizens.
The bill is not everything America needs but it is a start. Thanks to the Congressman for doing his job.