Just Say No To Socialized Biggest Health Care Moment in 40 years
By: Marie Jon'
He is committed to win the war. Many are beginning to think he just might be able to do it. All good Americans want us to succeed in winning the peace for a fledgling democracy. If you doubt what is being accomplished in Iraq, you’ll need to read “A War We Just Might Win” written by Michael E. O’Hanlon and Kenneth M. Pollack, published: July 30, 2007 in The New York Times.
Robin Givhan, a fashion editor for The Washington Post, wrote an op-ed on Senator Hillary Clinton’s revealing neckline displayed during a July 18 speech on the Senate floor. Givhans is a 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. She has critiqued the fashion statements of the likes of Condoleezza Rice and Dick Cheney.
“Commanding Clothes” was an extremely well written opinion piece referencing Dr. Rice’s wardrobe. “Dressing Down,” on Dick Cheney, was right on target. Givhan takes no political sides. Cheney was dressed inappropriately while attending the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. In her op-ed, Givhan gives Vice president Cheney very bad marks for looking tacky. He wore a knit ski cap. She rightfully criticized him for not wearing a Fedora or a fur hat. (source) (source)
Does it matter if a presidential candidate wears a shell top with a pantsuit, designed not to show cleavage, but does nonetheless? Probably not. Perhaps the reason for the numerous articles on her appearance is that the liberal media wants to cast Hillary as a more sensual woman. As her husband would say, “You don’t want to go there.” Hillary Clinton is a very attractive woman.
During the holiday season we all take in too many calories. We can all sympathize with people who have a weight problem that’s for sure. It is obvious that Hillary needs to exercise more and reduce the amount of calories she consumes. It is incorrect to blame it on aging or metabolism. Condoleezza Rice has a gorgeous figure, and she is over fifty years old.
For a moment, let’s forget about all the fuss being made of Clinton’s cleavage showing in a poorly chosen ensemble. Look at her pear shape, heart-attack just waiting to happen physique. A gathering of weight in the body’s lower sections is a medical danger sign for both men and women. (Source)
Too many Americans (two out of every three, including our children) are overweight or morbidly obese. One out of every eight deaths is caused by an illness directly related to overweight and obesity. Researchers say obesity costs in the U.S. totaled up to $92.6 billion in 2002. Weight problems are costing our health care system a fortune as people develop such behavioral problems as depression. That’s the latest medical semantic dodge. (source)
With the possible exception of the buff and chiseled Mitt Romney, no Republican presidential candidate has discussed changing our heath care system. However, Mrs. Clinton wants a universal health care coverage, cradle to grave. She just might get her wish, too, if you decide to vote that extremely “liberal” Democrat ticket in 2008.
Eating healthfully and exercising regularly can sharply lower your risk of death from cardiovascular disease â€” the leading cause of death in the United States. That’s the extraordinary good news emanating from the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. Good habits are a necessity in lowering the factors for chronic diseases in women.
One would think that Senator Hillary could present herself as a good example. She keeps reminding us that “It takes a village” to better America. She might at least have gotten herself in top physical shape prior to aiming for the highest office in the land â€” you know, slim and trim?
In addition to the harmful incremental social reforms, Democrats such as Hillary Clinton want to transform our country’s health care system into something resembling Canada’s or the failing European model. Big government is no more the way to go when it comes to health care than anything else. Governmental health programs do not provide excellence to their patients.
Excerpts from The Wall Street Journal:
“Hillary Care in Tennessee
The disaster that might have been for the entire country”
“We think it was Justice Brandeis who said the states should be laboratories for reform. Regarding health care, Tennessee tried a decade ago and the price is now coming due. Hillary Rodham Clinton should call her pollster if she plans on carrying the state in 2008.
“In 1994, Tennessee passed what was then a very hot New Democrat idea â€” call it government managed care â€” a version of the reform the former first lady was also pitching nationwide. TennCare promised the impossible dream of politicians everywhere: Lower health-care costs while covering more of the “uninsured.” They got the impossible, all right. After 10 years of mismanagement and lawsuits, TennCare now eats up one-third of the state’s entire budget and is growing fast. Governor Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, is preparing to pull the plug and return the state to the less lunatic subsidies of Medicaid.
“The TennCare concept was for the state to operate like an HMO, providing health insurance to those who needed it and paying the premiums for those who couldn’t afford it. The idea was even sold as a cost savings because it would provide “managed care” (volume discounts, preventative care, etc.). TennCare opened enrollment to hundreds of thousands of people who did not qualify for Medicaid, even to some six-figure earners. Costs quickly exploded, and despite attempts to tighten eligibility rules the program still covers 1.3 million of the state’s 5.8 million people.” Full Article
If Americans would seriously look at the countries where socialized medicine is practiced, they would flee in terror from this ridiculous “Nanny Care” notion. It does not work.
“Consider the recent British controversy over a cancer patient who tried to get an appointment with a specialist, only to have it canceled â€” 48 times. More than 1 million Britons must wait for some type of care, with 200,000 in line for longer than six months. In France, the supply of doctors is so limited that during an August 2003 heat wave â€” when many doctors were on vacation and hospitals were stretched beyond capacity â€” 15,000 elderly citizens died. Across Europe, state-of-the-art drugs aren’t available.”
â€” Dr. David Gratzer, a physician, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
What does work is personal responsibility. Taking good care of what has been given to you from birth is good common sense. Too many people decry their poor health. Facts show that most of what we become in later years stems from poor judgment in our younger years. Keeping our bodies in shape and eating correctly are the keys to a full and healthy life in our golden years.
“Obesity and overweight”
* Globally, there are more than 1 billion overweight adults, at least 300 million of them obese.
* Obesity and overweight pose a major risk for chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke, and certain forms of cancer.
* The key causes are increased consumption of energy-dense foods high in saturated fats and sugars, and reduced physical activity.
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults overweight â€” at least 300 million of them clinically obese â€” and is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic disease and disability. Often coexisting in developing countries with under-nutrition, obesity is a complex condition, with serious social and psychological dimensions, affecting virtually all ages and socioeconomic groups.”
While much was made about Senator Hillary Clinton’s exposed cleavage, I’d be more concerned about what she has in mind regarding her socialistic heath care agenda, which will be a living nightmare for average Americans. Health matters as much as facts and statistics. Indeed, just say no to socialized Hillary Care. Ask the good senator to take off the unwarranted pounds, for the sake of all MoveOn.org and Daily Kos feminists.
However, never mind all the fuss being made of Hillary Clinton’s cleavage showing in a poorly chosen fashion statement. Look at her “pear shape,” heart-attack physique just waiting to happen. A lower gathering of body weight is a medical danger sign for both men and women.
While much was made about Senator Hillary Clinton’s exposed cleavage, I’d be more concerned about what she has in mind regarding “her socialistic health care agenda, which indeed will never work.” Health matters as well as using facts and statistics. Absolutely, just say no to socialized health plans. Remember Hillary Care in the state of Tennessee.
Marie Jon’ is a political/religious-based writer. She is the founder of www.DrawingClose.org/ â€” a sister website to RenewAmerica. Marie extends her hand of welcome. Come visit her website and receive your free gift of salvation by taking an on line Bible study. She personally invites you to join Christians from all over the world by becoming a free member of GOD Fellowship http://www.gofellowship.com/. The site is a nondenominational gathering of believers.
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