Calling talk radio used to be more fun… but this sadly proves as another sign that the conservative-liberal “cold war” has taken unprecedented heights. Painting Mr Obama as inadequate, one with communist agenda, and even anti-American in some cases seem to have taken homage to filtering out from the whole mess – what we even need as Americans at this point in time.
Before I forget, Jeffers is the host of the Sue Jeffers show on 102.5FM on Twin Cities News Talk from 11am to 2pm on the weekends.
Sue seemed dang-near flabbergasted when she heard me mention Michael Moore’s name. According to her, certain words he’d personally said in some of his movies were proven not to be factual; I didn’t get to stay on the show long enough to figure out which, from what Sue believes. What triggered this here caller to even bother calling (I doubt he will again) was her blind and obviously badly analyzed statement where she claims that anyone can get healthcare anywhere in the US for free. She must’ve meant the claim generally made by hospitals that no one will ever be turned away. But many of us know, either first-hand or from friends and family, that it’s untrue. Michael Moore’s movie may be controversial and refuted by many, but it does shine light on the truth.
If healthcare was so hunky-dory in the US, why do US citizens flock to Canada to get help and even pretend they’re married to Canadians? Why are movies and endless TV specials made to emphasize an inadequate healthcare system where millions cannot get the help they need, even if insured? One must wonder what people with a public voice like Sue Jeffers would say to all of them if they managed to somehow call into the show at once.
According to Freeadvice.com, “Private hospitals are not required to provide non-emergency medical treatment to people who cannot pay.”
So, that’s how it’s going to be now? Unless you’re virtually within an inch of death, or giving birth, and so forth, only public hospitals which happen to have treatment available for your ailment will serve you under this healthcare system. The problem is – the instances pointed out in Moore’s movie and many of our own personal experiences might very well prove that the definition of “emergency” can and will be bent throughout the country. Let’s not forget the well-depicted healthcare horror in As Good As It Gets.
It might be tough to prove that the allegations against President Obama are all off-beat and inaccurate, but why does every republican in-sight label the President’s attempts to keep millions from needless suffering – “Obamacare” and labeling it in some cases as “evil”?
Hopefully, this article will not stop others from calling the Sue Jeffers show, even if the author behind it was discouraged from ever calling it again. The guy sensoring the calls actually said I’d make a “fool” of myself. What he didn’t realize was – a caller knows he (or she) is no expert, in debating or the subject at hand. Even if the radio host manages to stomp me into the ground, I will, and did not, feel like a fool. I just got the general impression that this lady is far more biased and less open to ideas than she claims to be.
“Are you really going to use Michael Moore as your source…?” Yes, m’am, I am! Moore is just one guy; his is not a fiction film, is it now? The people he showed were real; you try and prove me wrong. Thanks, readers, for accepting one of the truly few heated articles I’ve written so far! Please, subscribe; it means the world to me :).