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Friday, August 14, 2009

Health Care Reform.

Do we need health care reform? Yes. Do we need Obama's health care reform? NO! Have any of you read any of the health care reform information? Do you realize that our kids with special needs. Down syndrome for instance, will likely be turned away if faced with the same health issues as those of 'typical children' because our kids supposedly have poorer quality of life than those of 'typical children'.

I for one am terrified of the health care reform. I already know that Carly will likely have to undergo another dreaded heart surgery in the future. Her third heart surgery. Do I want the Obama team deciding if she qualifies? I already know they don't think she does because of her being born with Down syndrome. My thoughts. HOW DARE our president and his team. How dare they decide if Carly gets heart surgery or the little boy down the hall, who wasn't born with Down syndrome, but has the same heart issues as Carly...gets the surgery before her. Then, they would place Carly on a list. A list of waiting. Waiting for a much needed surgery. A list that could take years to get through. I get chills up and down my spine thinking that a crucial surgery such as open heart surgery, would be put off. All because my daughter was born with Down syndrome.

Now don't get me wrong here. I know we need to respect our President. But, I do NOT have to agree with what he is doing when it comes to the health and well being of our country. More importantly, my daughter.

Obviously, I did not vote for Obama. I was terrified of him and the changes he would be putting in place for our country. I think he's moving way too fast. I think he has too many pots on the fire. This health care reform deal needs to be thought out long and hard. Not jumped into so quickly. Yes, our country is lacking in health care coverage for everyone. I agree, but this my friends is NOT the answer.

Trust me, I don't sit and talk politics. I don't even care much about politics. What I do care about is our country. My family. Our means to be able to provide for our family. Our freedom in America. Our lives in a non socialistic country. I'm getting very concerned as to what is going on with our country and it's leaders. I'm terrified of what will come. I do NOT think having the government involved in our health care is a, healthy thing.

I know full well there are avid supporters of Obama. As I said, I will respect him, he is our President. However, I do not have to agree with the things he is doing. Especially, when it hits so darn close to home.

As I read up on today's news on CNN.com I wonder. What do you all think about this health care reform? Do you even realize how this will effect our kids who were born with Down syndrome? So, I ask you all. Do you feel that your child with Down syndrome isn't worth doctors/specialists time and effort? Do our kids not deserve to live a life as others do? Do you want our President and his team deciding whats best for our children? I think it's time we all speak up. Let our voices be heard.

NO. I'm not a racist. My grand father who passed away 22 years ago..well, I'm sure he turned over in his grave when Obama was elected President of the USA. Me, I don't care what color a person's skin is. Red and Yellow, Black and White, they are precious to His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.

**This post is of my growing concerns. Concerns that are justifiable.**


Stephanie said...

I am sooooooo with you! You took the words right out of my mouth, well said! I hope more attention is drawn to his "reform". It ain't for us!That's for sure!

Adrienne said...

I'm totally against this health care reform. I get angry just thinking about it!I did not vote for him and it has nothing to do with the color of his skin but has everything to do with where he is taking this country!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

***standing up and applauding*** I couldn't have said it better myself! I shudder to think of what will happen if this falls into place!

Tausha said...

What can we do as a DS community to stand up and have our voices heard? Many of our children's lives will be shortened because of this health care bill. Not sure what we can do to have our voices heard?

The VW's said...

I am with you 100%!!! I've been very nervous about this reform ever since I heard about it! I pray that it doesn't pass and that others don't fall for this craziness! So many people think that it is so necessary and that it sounds SO GOOD....."If it sounds too good to be true, then it most likely is!"

Why should we allow the government to decide if our children can be treated medically or not?! This is INSANE!!!

Great job standing up for ours and our special children's rights! This has to be stopped!