Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Platform for the Presidency.

We need a government run health care system that supplies basic health care to all. That which is a Right cannot and should not be a commodity.

It has been proven again and again that an active lifestyle with a healthy diet is the surest way to health. The very unhealthy of our society are victims. They should be treated as such. As far as health care reform goes, we should be working to get these people healthy.

Nature is a wonderful teacher and has much to offer us. It is important to view Nature as a friend, and an ally. The plants and animals with which we cohabitate are our family. Regulating and reigning in government and corporate interests and protecting our Wildlife and Waterways should be of top importance. Local, State and Federal initiatives geared toward conservation, recycling efforts, Sustainable living and Renewable Energy need to be implemented.

This is an issue that will become increasingly pressing in America. This is also something that should be handled in the most proactive of ways. Whether we like it or not, America is the land of Opportunity. Learning the Spanish language, making Hispanic friends, and having the opportunity to study abroad, has taught me a great deal about myself and about tolerance. It is increasingly evident that our borders extend across physical demarcations.

"[The time] between 1947 and 1973 [were the] Golden years of the American middle class. From the time Ronald Reagan became president until today the income of the middle class in real dollars has declined 10% while the minimum wage has fallen 17%. Worker productivity went up 52% but pay has fallen. Causing middle class debt to explode- doubling in the past two decades." Thom Hartman, What Would Jefferson Do?

It seems backwards to bail out the corporation- with no thought to the citizens who are saddled with the debt incurred from the failing economy.

Thousands upon thousands of hardworking middle-class A mericans are now in massive debt. Each month they pay hundreds of dollars to pay off debt they never should have incurred in the first place. It seems a terrible injustice that they must pay the interest on these debts (which they'll never probably be able to pay off!) instead of providing basic health care, nourishment or clothing for their families. What's more- the stress caused by all this debt and over-working and neglect of their families causes many illnesses that would other wise be avoided.

If I may extrapolate, the current health care crisis we currently find ourselves in is a direct cause of corporate greed. The greed has caused an undue burden to be placed upon the Middle Class- which undoubtedly carry any capitalist economy. This burden causes stress which leads to illness. Furthermore, this leads to a decline in over all wellness.

The importance of community is above all else, the key to a good life and to sustaining a healthy democracy. A good community is also often one of the last lines of defense for helping those in need who otherwise might go unnoticed.

so yea.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Because Health Care is a Right not a Commodity...

The President's Plan for Health Reform

“It will provide more security and stability to those who have health insurance.
It will provide insurance to those who don’t. And it will lower the cost of health care
for our families, our businesses, and our government."


If You Have Health Insurance,
the President's Plan:

Ends discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions.
Limits premium discrimination based on gender and age.
Prevents insurance companies from dropping coverage when people are sick and need it most.
Caps out-of-pocket expenses so people don’t go broke when they get sick.
Eliminates extra charges for preventive care like mammograms, flu shots and diabetes tests to improve health and save money.
Protects Medicare for seniors.
Eliminates the “donut-hole” gap in coverage for prescription drugs.

If You Don’t Have Insurance,
the President's Plan:

Creates a new insurance marketplace — the Exchange — that allows people without insurance and small businesses to compare plans and buy insurance at competitive prices.
Provides new tax credits to help people buy insurance.
Provides small businesses tax credits and affordable options for covering employees.
Offers a public health insurance option to provide the uninsured and those who can’t find affordable coverage with a real choice.
Immediately offers new, low-cost coverage through a national “high risk” pool to protect people with preexisting conditions from financial ruin until the new Exchange is created.

For All Americans,
the President's Plan:

Won’t add a dime to the deficit and is paid for upfront.
Requires additional cuts if savings are not realized.
Implements a number of delivery system reforms that begin to rein in health care costs and align incentives for hospitals, physicians, and others to improve quality.
Creates an independent commission of doctors and medical experts to identify waste, fraud and abuse in the health care system.
Orders immediate medical malpractice reform projects that could help doctors focus on putting their patients first, not on practicing defensive medicine.
Requires large employers to cover their employees and individuals who can afford it to buy insurance so everyone shares in the responsibility of reform.

Send a Letter to Your Congress Person telling them to support the plan here.

9 Foods to Boost Immunity

Foods that Fight Illness

1. Yogurt
2. Oats and Barley
3. Garlic
4. Fish
5. Chicken Soup
6. Tea
7. Beef
8. Sweet Potatoes
9. Mushrooms

So--- yeah!
Health is Wealth.
I'm going to eat some vitamins now.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Yesterday saw the passing of a good friend and member of my extended family, Ronna. Always always willing to help. Always willing to lend a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on. She leaves behind two beautiful children.

You will always be in our hearts Ronna.
Your absence in our lives will be sorely missed.

Ronna Cole
July 8th, 1971- October 5th, 2009

She would want us to remember Life is a Precious Gift.

"Take to time to smell the roses, and try a little kindness, it's later than you think."
Granny England