I did my first national interview with an AP reporter a couple weeks ago and the article finally came out yesterday evening. Here is a taste, then go to the link to read the whole thing. Share it if you like it.
They’re coming. The mom from North Carolina who opposes vaccinations and dislikes doctors and chooses to forgo health coverage because, she says, it is her right as an American. The Massachusetts Navy vet who feels health reform in his state has limited choice and ballooned costs. The husband-and-wife private investigators from Georgia who are satisfied with their own health plan and fear being forced to buy something more expensive.
They’re coming, along with so many others, to Washington, D.C., this month. They will stand a few blocks from the U.S. Supreme Court, clutching handmade signs and chanting as one as the high court prepares to hear arguments — and renew debate — over a health care law that has divided Americans and become a rallying point among a chunk of the electorate for whom “change” has come to mean “repeal.”
“Obamacare” unites them. But what inspires them to converge in protest is less the law itself than what it has come to represent to a lot of people: Big government at its worst.
“It is the epitome of being in my face and telling me what I can and can’t do for the rest of my life,” says Christine Gates, the North Carolina mom.
She quoted me throughout the article. My only issues with her assertions are these:
She kinda drove me out into Kookyville with vaccinations and doctors… but… it is true. She left out, I told her that I would be happy to buy a catastrophic medical plan, but they are not offered in NC. Obama has said repeatedly that catastrophic coverage should be outlawed, calling them “criminal.” When I lived in CA, my family was covered under one, and we happily paid $120 /month and never used it.
And the light bulbs section, where she put “…” in the quote, I said, “mercury filled, Chinese-made, hazardous things….” She made her point without making mine. But even with than that she was fair.
Oh!! We, the TEA Party, is nothing like the Occupy Wall Street crowd. She kinda equated them, even after I explained the differences.