Holy Healthcare, Bushman!

Why can’t it be January 21st, 2009 already? (I know that whole space-time continuum thing)

George W. Bush wants healthcare workers (including anyone, even a receptionist booking appointments) to be able to deny you healthcare based upon their religious/moral/ethical beliefs. Not on your need or legally protected right but their beliefs. I (and the readers of this blog) am well aware that states already provide for this in the case of pharmacists, doctors and nurses. Now the Bushman wants to extend this to any employee of a healthcare company and not require the individual to declare their objection prior to hiring/scheduling/working.

My real point here is with everything this healthcare system already does to deny healthcare to those who need it, why is our government working to provide new ways to disenfranchise those who need it? But when the Republican candidtate doesn’t believe that pregnancy is really dangerous, are any of us really surprised?

Author: terry

I am a socially liberal, fiscally conservative Berkeley grad who loves words and makes my living manipulating people with them. In short, I am a marketing consultant. Straight, married, white female with a healthy appetite for good food, fine wine and great times with friends and family. I've got a thick skin, a sense of humor and I am absolutely without shame or political affiliation. I don't do religion, though I do believe in God. I am a true believer in personal responsibility, personal privacy and active philanthropy. My personal philosophy: Live with integrity, love passionately, fight bravely and never give up! So, go ahead, challenge me, my opinions, my facts - I'm looking forward to it.

One thought on “Holy Healthcare, Bushman!”

  1. Amen to that. What’s worse is Bush’s rule could affect just about any kind of care, not just contraception/abortion issues. Such as denying HIV treatment because a pharmacist doesn’t approve of ‘that lifestyle’.

    The sooner the healthcare system gets fixed here, the better. It’s a small and petty thing, but I was really sick a couple of days ago, and I couldn’t get an early appointment because I needed an extra 30 mins of admin to register with new insurance. It’s petty because at least I *have* insurance, but I long for the days of just being able to go to a doctor when I was sick, without all the worry and hassle of insurance.

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