Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Take On The Healthcare Bill and Other Musings

So the process of healthcare reform has taken a huge step. Sure it's a small step but look what will take effect in a few short months: sick children will no longer be denied coverage. How in God's name could that be a bad thing?

Children can't be kicked off their parents coverage until before the age 26. When I came of age and had to get my own coverage, health insurance was a good hundred dollars cheaper a month. Giving out kids a few more years to get a career off the ground in this economy is a good deal.

Most importantly, many who don't have coverage will soon. Sure, some don't want to have health insurance. I'm guessing they're the same people who don't want to wear seatbelts. Possibly the same people who use the kid's heads as ashtrays but now we're just getting silly...


People have claimed it's a violation of their civil liberties. These same people supported illegal wiretapping of American citizens and racial profiling and voted to deny same sex couples the right to marry. Oh! Denying rights and liberties to everyone else is perfectly acceptable! I guess I missed this memo...


Oh, but we're bankrupting our (possibly illegitimate) children's future! I guess we'll have a few more around to see if you're right...

Issue Number 2: They're making one of my favorite books a movie! As the article notes, Consent to Kill isn't the first book in the series but I agree it's a explosive place to start. My issue is, as I mention in the book's review, three things happen that jump out at you. If you read the previous five books. The emotional quotient will not be nearly as great. Yes, subsequent books kind of reinvigorate the series so I guess starting here allows for as yet unwritten books to be done. I'm conflicted.

Of the choices for stars listed in the article, I like Matthew Fox. Of course, I want Lisa Kudrow to play Marta so my tastes are perhaps unorthodox... Two names that popped into my head for Anna, his wife, are: Katherine Heigl and Evangeline Lilly.

I'm looking forward to this but am bound to be very disappointed...

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