Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Submit An Essay

Jack the Trotskyite Toad riepe sent me a message saying he had crafted a 1750 word response to my request for healthy debate on health care reform proposals in the US. He wondered if I would post it on my blog (like his blog isn't good enough) so the idea was born.
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Send your essays of any length and any content to mikigboat@hotmail.com and I will publish it here. Write anything you want of any length, include pictures if that helps and let me remind you that attention spans are short. I often think my essays are too long but I am a don't-give-a-damn kind of curmudgeon. Do not expect me to publish anything claiming to be written by me or by Anonymous. I'd like it if you included a contact e-mail address as I think some people may wish to agree or disagree in private and a way to contact the author might give strength to the point of view expressed. If you choose not to include an e-mail address that will have to do.
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My interest in insurance reform is a need for fairness and decency. If we can afford to spend trillions to blow up Iraq and Afghanistan I see no argument that holds against the notion that we can afford to cover Americans' health care needs. On a personal level I want portability, accountability and no permitted refusal of coverage. I'd like to get out of private insurance and into Medicare (single payer for the elderly) if that were possible.
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Now have at it, the gauntlet is tossed and it's up to you to say something.