Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The people have spoken: health care is a serious problem in America, and it needs to be resolved. It has been a topic throughout the years, and documentaries – more specifically the Michael Moore piece “Sicko” – have brought the debate to the populace. It was somewhat surprising to see how many people referenced the documentary when our group took a preliminary survey of the area. Others, of course, had their own nightmarish experiences to go off of in terms of health care: visits to the emergency room that have taken hours before people are actually seen, prioritizing pain by person, category and means of insurance and countless others.
While no one wanted to go on the record about their experiences, plenty had a lot to say or to comment in the matter. The general consensus is not surprising: as with the rest of the nation, the populace is not sufficed with the method of health care that we have now. Many, however, are optimistic that the matter will be resolved by the Obama administration within the near future. The citizens in the neighborhood have put their trust in the president and his fellow members of cabinet, but only time will tell if that trust is indeed valid.
Raymond Andrews and Katie Annesley, Team 12, Germantown.
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