I don’t share political messages as much as I used to, however, in light of the Supreme Court’s decision tomorrow on Health Care Reform, I ask you to think of it in these terms: My brother battled a life-threatening medical emergency three years ago. If this legislation is struck down, he will not be eligible for health insurance should he ever lose his current coverage (because he now has a pre-existing condition). His medical bills were astronomical, and under HCR, there is NO LIFETIME CAP. If it is struck down, it’s highly likely he only has a couple of years remaining of having health care coverage due to limits.
My brother works full-time, has a great family, pays his taxes, owns a home, and had a bad hand dealt to him. There is NO reason why he should have to pay a penalty - that could potentially change his quality of life - for something that was out of his control. Or as some would even say - an act of God.
It may not be the most perfect of reforms, however, for the average person, it’s the right thing to do. Health care is a right for all - not the privileged.