I’m not willing to give up my doctor or the time I spend with him. I’m not willing to give up the relationship we have. My children, now grown, feel as comfortable calling him as I do because he has taken the time with them over the years to build that trust.
And no matter how high the final price tag on those tests have been, never once have I said, “If I’d known how much they would cost, I wouldn’t have had them done.” No, I’m grateful for my insurance, grateful for the technology, grateful for good care.
So am I for health care reform? Do I support the House bill, whatever it is, or the Obama plan, which may or may not be the same thing?
Not yet. Not until I know what it is. Not until someone convinces me that whatever it is will do more good than harm, both for the country and for my family. Mother knows best.