Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Fight Senate measure S.1955.. NOW!!!
I am so fucking pissed off... ya have got to read this: Currently the Senate is considering measure S.1955 which is dubbed the "Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act". It should be called the We Get to Screw You Blue & Watch You Die Act. The culture of life GOP has put this bill up which would take away nearly all state laws that require coverage for important medical rights currently given by states such as alternative care or certain screenings. This is just a small list of what this threatens to take away (via PDF): Cervical/Prostate cancer screenings, bone marrow transplants, alcohol/ drug abuse treatment, emergency services, mental health services, breast reconstruction, minimum maternity stay, provision of diabetic supplies, inclusion of domestic partners in policy coverage, direct access to your OB-GYN, continuity of care during pregnancy, mammography, contraceptives, infertility diagnosis and treatment." Gee, ya know what? I can't recall the last time I had a bone marrow transplant or cervical cancer screening just for shits and giggles... can you? These evil sons of bitches want each and every one of to wither up and die. Unless of course you are wealthy enough to just have a few spare $1000s lying around and you feel up to a colorectal screening on a whim.