Saturday, July 25, 2009

So Here, Have a Good Laugh Over Health Care


Bill Maher, the HBO comedy man, has done a hilarious HuffPo column.

It's the first thing I've read in months that has me actually smiling about the health care mess. He's called it: "New Rule: Not Everything in America Has to Make a Profit."

I think that's a brilliant statement, Mr. Maher. I agree with you totally. I particularly like your example about the fire department. Imagine if all the fire departments in America had to make a profit fighting fires.

Here is a good line from Maher's column:

"When did the profit motive become the only reason to do anything? When did that become the new patriotism? Ask not what you could do for your country, ask what's in it for Blue Cross/Blue Shield."

Here are a couple others:

"If conservatives get to call universal health care "socialized medicine," I get to call private health care "soulless vampires making money off human pain."

And "The problem with President Obama's health care plan isn't socialism, it's capitalism."

Hey, Mr. Maher, If you could, I would appreciate it if you would keep writing funny columns like this one, columns with all sorts of wisdom we won't read anywhere else, especially in the mainstream press.

You have added a few happy moments to my day.

The way things are going with health care reform in Washington, we all need to laugh. Otherwise, we might have no choice but to cry.

2 comments:

Denise said...

Hello, from time to time I read your blog and I really enjoyed this entry and Mr. Maher's taken on health care. I agree and it makes sense.

Also, great photo of him, he looks somewhat pleasant yet disgusted/disappointed over something.

:)

Claudia R said...

Thanks for writing Denise, I appreciate your comments! I like the photo too. He looks like he is talking right to YOU (and me!) :) Claudia Ricci