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I used to be a blogger

There was a time when I happily blogged about things and shared rants, recipes and random trivia with people through the internet. After taking a long break and trying to get back to it, I’m not having much luck.

There was a time when I would have written up a passionate rant trying to convince people to join me in this or that fight against injustice. Today I’m keeping that kind of thing more to myself, I guess. However, Colin McComb’s recent link to a Bill Moyers interview with Wendall Potter (a former health insurance exec at Cigna) did manage to get the ol’ blood pumping again enough to at least post a link here as well. Americans, read this and demand change! Non-Americans, read this and fight tooth and nail to keep it from happening where you live. Don’t just excerpt, go slog through the full transcript.

WENDELL POTTER: The industry has always tried to make Americans think that government-run systems are the worst thing that could possibly happen to them, that if you even consider that, you’re heading down on the slippery slope towards socialism. So they have used scare tactics for years and years and years, to keep that from happening. If there were a broader program like our Medicare program, it could potentially reduce the profits of these big companies. So that is their biggest concern.

6 comments to I used to be a blogger

  • That is scary stuff.

    I usually tend to shy away from government solutions to problems but I do not think that health care should be profit-driven and I think everyone has a right to health care. I would much rather see a national health care plan with private options, like they have in Britain. Is it perfect? No, but it’s a hell of a lot better than what we have now.

  • That is scary stuff.

    I usually tend to shy away from government solutions to problems but I do not think that health care should be profit-driven and I think everyone has a right to health care. I would much rather see a national health care plan with private options, like they have in Britain. Is it perfect? No, but it’s a hell of a lot better than what we have now.

  • Pretty much every other 1st world nation manages to run a national health care system that’s less expensive and works fine. I’ve never had reason to think we can’t as well.

  • Pretty much every other 1st world nation manages to run a national health care system that’s less expensive and works fine. I’ve never had reason to think we can’t as well.

  • Welcome back, Nik. Yeah, it is a bit hard to get back into blogging after a break. Still, I hope we see more of you. We all want a Kate update, at least:)

    As for health care, I’m hoping Mr. Obama can get us rolling on a national system. Letting the private sector run rampant, while a Republican wet dream, has proven disasterous.

  • Welcome back, Nik. Yeah, it is a bit hard to get back into blogging after a break. Still, I hope we see more of you. We all want a Kate update, at least:)

    As for health care, I’m hoping Mr. Obama can get us rolling on a national system. Letting the private sector run rampant, while a Republican wet dream, has proven disasterous.