Not a personal attack, an observation ( I admit the comment was a little satirical)
Originally Posted by lamazeteacher
"Well, "whodat1986", you have a typical American educated person's understanding of our health care,"
I would disagree with Lamazeteacher's use of the word "educated". To be educated, one has to acquire factual knowledge about a subject. Your postings do not give evidence that you have acquired factual knowledge regarding healthcare reform. However you do seem to have an opinion. Closely mirroring the opinion of Glenn Beck - who is not a journalist but a political commentator who presents his opinion on a TV show.
The Antidefamation League statement on Glenn Beck:
"The most important mainstream media figure who has repeatedly helped to stoke the fires of anti-government anger is right-wing media host Glenn Beck, who has a TV show on FOX News and a popular syndicated radio show. While other conservative media hosts, such as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, routinely attack Obama and his administration, typically on partisan grounds, they have usually dismissed or refused to give a platform to the conspiracy theorists and anti-government extremists. This has not been the case with Glenn Beck. Beck and his guests have made a habit of demonizing President Obama and promoting conspiracy theories about his administration.
On a number of his TV and radio programs, Beck has even gone so far as to make comparisons between Hitler and Obama and to promote the idea that the president is dangerous."
Just so you know.
You might also want to check out the website http://www.politifact.com
It has a special section for Glenn Beck where you can fact-check the "truthiness" of his statements. http://www.politifact.com/personalities/glenn-beck/statements/
I found a reference to one of your statements on the list of his statements:
"Have you seen the number of doctors who have said they will quit if a government takeover of healthcare occurs?"
The truthometer rates Glenn Beck's assertion that 45% of doctors would quit as false. An informative read.
"I refuse to watch any documentaries made by Michael Moore. I think he is far too radical and, to be honest, I think he's downright crazy."
It's a shame because you will miss a very informative movie. I included a segment of the "Rolling Stone " movie review FYI
"Moore shows us how France, England, Canada and - yikes! - Cuba actually help sick people instead of letting them wither and die for lack of health insurance. Then he instructs us to loot those places for ideas. Anti-American? Hell, no. Moore argues that if another country builds a better car, we buy it. If it crafts a better wine, we drink it. Why not free universal health care?
Look for the reform spirit of Sicko to spark fresh attacks from haters who smear Moore as a fat, shambling, condescending grandstander eager to shade the truth to force a laugh or simplify an issue..............Moore brings a blunt clarity to the table. .........
To prep for the film, Moore used the Internet to solicit health-care horror stories, not just from the 47 million Americans who don't have insurance but from those who do. It's hair-raising, especially when we watch an L.A. hospital dump a dazed patient at a homeless shelter because her insurance has reached its cap. In France, no resident is denied care; that's why the World Health Organization ranks it number one (the U.S. is thirty-seventh).............. the weight of evidence Moore marshals for taking the profit motive out of medicine is overwhelming..........Moore delivers a movie of robust mind and heart. You'll laugh till it hurts."
I'm sure you can still rent the DVD -that is, if you dare!
Another website I would recommend for you in your quest to acquire factual knowledge on the subject is Health Care Reform Myths
Happy reading/viewing -then we'll debate!