I do not think there is a war on women’s health in the United States of America. Frankly, the politicians do not care about women’s health and as a group they do not truly care about the citizens one way or the other. The largest public display of caring is for money and for actions that indicate one has it.
Oh there are numerous people fighting on the front lines to make sure there are parades for returning soldiers and displays about getting jobs, so I would say there is a caring element in every segment of our society. If I open my eyes wide, I have no trouble finding dedicated individuals who are working to make this world or a community a better place to live. Education is the key.
For the noisiest segment of our society currently money and lots of it is doing most of the talking. We are appalled when someone steps over the line like the CEO of BP over the oil leak in the gulf and Limbaugh in his disgusting bullying. Still those folks are making lots of money, even if they must disappear for a time.
So I turned on my curiosity switches and started studying and I have been at this endeavor for over a month now focused on what is being covered up by the public noise against issues of health care.
I thought I would find information such as the following:
- – The Massachusetts Health Care Plan is 5 years old
- – 98% of the residents are insured now 99.8% of the children are insured
- – Only 94% of the children were covered 5 years ago
- – 70% of adults had health insurance before the mandates 97% currently
- – There was a 1% increase in the State’s budget the first year, now it is leveled out
- – 88% of the insurance premium payments are now actually spent on health care
- – 88% of the Doctors are recording an improvement in quality of care
- – The Emergency Rooms of hospitals are not overwhelmed with patients coming there rather than to their physicians – there is a consistent level of patients.
- – After 5 years 2 out of 3 adults truly like their health care program and would not want to give it up.
In a very recent Huffington Post Poll of 696 people who had to purchase the mandatory insurance in Massachusetts 84% were satisfied with their coverage.
31% had to try several times to find a doctor to take their insurance and 23% had been turned down by Doctors not taking new patients.
The people who do not like the Massachusetts Health Care Plan are the Insurance providers, and the rhetorical pundits; the ignorant. Why is the candidate who backed this program denying it now? He does not even care about people without money.
So how does women’s health care come into this equation and the money trail? It is women who are driving the need for health care in this country. Quality health care, good clean food, and strong public education builds a healthy society. It is what women want for their children and families and ultimately for themselves.
Right now in this point and time so many folks are spending huge amounts of time being entertained by the media and the Internet. Our children get about 7.5 hours of screen time a day. People are watching games but not outside growing their food or throwing around a ball.
There are lots of voices on the media and Internet reminding us of this, but they tend to be quieter voices – logical, teaching, and calm – not so dramatic and definitely not as fear inducing.
– WOMEN. A mind boggling amount of money is being spent to distract women right now, and one political group is seeing an opportunity to gain control and take “moral” stances. How wonderful was the 16th century for women?
The insurance industry is now posting what they have distributed and to whom in the public arena – but that is only the surface, much of the funding is hidden in deep pathways.
Oh but Patricia! Really I already know these things!
But this is really not the discovery that I made that truly amazed me. What truly amazed me is that the voters are in burn out. That’s right they are suffering from a PTSD style of over fear, over negative, over stimulated, over- taken financially until they are NUMB with fear; they are ill from avoidance. The voters have been lied to and marketed to the extreme that they are NUMB and that is just where the money wants to be. And that is exactly where the trend makers want the voters to be.
Women are always on the front line of recovery and healing – doing the work. We need to start again – now.
The truly amazing thing is that in my first book review THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, I was at the same place I am now. If 1 million plastic shopping bags leave USA grocery stores every hour of every day and the word has been out about the plastic bag island in the ocean, and places are charging for bags and the education is there, why do women just chuckle and say, “Oh I always forget my bags.” I am no longer amused.
I hope you will share this post many times. I cannot even begin to tell you all the incredible things I discovered in my research, and I am going to put on my work boots and get back into my community and work at educating and relieving fear to the best of my ability.
How do you counter balance fear?