Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Rainy Day Turned Sunny

This has been a strange day. On one hand it rained all morning and then after noon, the sun came out. It's supposed to be nice tomorrow and then rain for two more days.

I've probably said this before but when Social Security was passed, many were very angry and disappointed. It was updated from time to time and tuned up. Now those of us in our retirement years are grateful to have it. Many of us, Bob and me included, would have to work until we died if we didn't have it.

Then when Medicare passed, many were very unhappy again. Again, over the years it was re-tuned until it seems to take care of most of the needs of retired folks over 65. Without it, many of us would be in medical bankruptcy.

It's hard to understand why everyone is so angry. This law will be tuned up again and again until it serves the needs of everyone.

Those who are critical should talk to someone from Norway or Sweden. They have socialized medicine and are very happy with it. Those are countries where there is no rich or poor and everyone has 90 days of vacation. Anyone who wishes may go to college does so free of charge. Now I am not recommending that we change our form of government to socialism and we are far from it with this health care fix.

I have friends who have lived under socialized medicine and they are delighted with it. We hear a lot about folks having to wait for treatment but none of them have any complaint. We do not and will not have socialized medicine here but to hear some talk, we do.


Anonymous said...

Hi Margie, It has rained all day here and supposed to rain most of the night. It is getting down to 32 degrees tonight and we may have snow flurries. We sure are having strange weather. I agree with you on the health care thing. It will be fine tuned until it is good for all. I don't know what all the commotion is about. It seems to be more political than anything to me.

Margie's Musings said...

I agree, Judy. We Republicans have spread a lot of hubris about it and scared a lot of people who have not studied the issue and have been listening to the pundits on TV and radio.