Millions of Americans are slaves even though Lincoln gave the Emancipation Proclamation executive order in 1862 and 1863, but slavery continues with little hope of ever ending unless there is major legislative change. This isn’t the indentured servitude imposed on people for years before the Civil War, but it is slavery all the same, and the only difference is the master is the insurance industry.
It doesn’t matter which type of insurance enslaves people, and it is not just health insurance, although they are the main culprits.
The law requires insurance coverage to protect the public and policyholder from liability issues, and assets that are not owned outright, like a car or a house. There is a responsibility to protect citizens or property that a bank owns, and Republicans are not complaining about being made to carry fire or liability insurance because it is important to protect bank assets, so they have made laws forcing people to carry insurance to drive a car or own a house. But asking for help to protect our lives and end our enslavement to the insurance industry is too much to ask.
If you want to protect your life, then health insurance is crucial, because without it you may die prematurely or lose everything. The effect is that we are slaves to the insurance industry that virtually owns anything they insure. No matter how it is presented, owning a person or deciding life or death is slavery, especially when the person has no choice, if they want to live.
If every person in America who carries health insurance stopped paying premiums until there was a change, maybe the insurance industry would get the message and lower premiums, end pre-existing conditions, and stop canceling a policy because of an illness. The sad truth is no one can afford to stop paying premiums because they fear for their lives, and the insurance industry plays off of that fear.
The fear and dread of losing our healthcare shackles us to the insurance industry, and the idea that our lives are at risk if we don’t stay chained makes us slaves.
How can a company charge in advance for services to keep a person alive, and then refuse to pay? They do it because the prospect of no coverage is frightening and there is no option, so the insurance industry makes up rules as they go along because they have a monopoly. A public option would end the monopoly, but in the Modesto area, some citizens oppose reform because they’ve heard on Fox News that a public option is Socialism.
That is what is so curious about Teabaggers who fight for the insurance industry’s continued hold on Americans. Their vehement hatefulness toward anyone who wants a fair deal and quality healthcare makes no sense whatsoever. There is a certain sadness and pity for people who defend the slave drivers, particularly when they are one illness away from disaster, and they still scream no to reform.
The message the Teabaggers are really sending is no to freedom, no to fairness, and no to financial security. Who in their right mind would organize to fight for the insurance industry that keeps them enslaved? If there was ever something that didn’t make sense, it is why these misguided souls fight for their oppressors and oppose the government when it tries to free them. There is no logic or rationale to explain their actions except that these people are so ignorant they believe every lie perpetuated by the insurance industry and its lying shills at Fox News like Glenn Beck.
So the message to Washington is pass that health care reform bill and get the insurance industry to loosen our restraints. Doctors won’t vanish with a reform bill, bureaucrats will not write prescriptions, and Nancy Pelosi will not perform heart bypass surgery regardless what the lying Republicans say about a government takeover of healthcare. The government works for the people, but apparently some lying legislators work for the insurance industry or they would not repeat the phony stories they get from the Teabagger movement’s leaders and Fox News.
The American people deserve protection from oppression whether it’s from outside sources or within our borders, and it doesn’t matter if the slave owners run a plantation or an insurance company, Americans deserve freedom. We don’t need another Emancipation Proclamation to free us from the grip of the insurance industry. We need affordable health care so we don’t live in fear of losing everything just trying to stay alive. That is a right, and not a privilege.