••can ye pass the acid test?••

ye who enter here be afraid, but do what ye must -- to defeat your fear ye must defy it.

& defeat it ye must, for only then can we begin to realize liberty & justice for all.

time bomb tick tock? nervous tic talk? war on war?

or just a blog crying in the wilderness, trying to make sense of it all, terror-fried by hate radio and FOX, the number of whose name is 666??? (coincidence?)

Thursday, October 20, 2005

more jive choice

2 days ago i wrote on how the gop "choice" plan for education would harm public schools and benefit nobody but private school parents by discounts via vouchers.

today i take on how gops distort "choice" in medicare.

the choice is between low-monthly-payment high-fee-for-service plans and high-monthly-payment low-fee-for-service plans. (i count deductibles as fees.)

that's not a choice. it's a gamble.

it forces seniors to bet whether they'll get sick or not. our most vulnerable seniors, the ones with least money, are most likely to bet they'll stay healthy. they opt for low monthly payments and hope they don't come down with conditions they're not covered for or that require hospitalization along with high deductibles.

i'm not a senior citizen, but i hope to be one someday, and i can tell you i don't want that kind of choice. i want full coverage, period!

the only things i want to choose are my doctors and my drug store.

and i bet most seniors feel that way.

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