- Posted September 13, 2009 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Passions over health care reform
- Time To Inconvenience Politicians
- Politicians Will Not Take Risks Unless They Are Forced To
- Coffee Party Radio: Politics Done Right - GOP Budgets, Gays, Race, Guns, & a Pope Sat 12–2PM CST
- Paul Ryan: To Hell With Election. It Is My Way With Obama Doing My Dirty Work
- Rest In Peace President Hugo Chavez, You Are The Hero Of The Poor
Tea Party In Houston, TX (Interview With Attendee on Healthcare Reform)
I attended a Tea Party in Houston, TX at Just-A-Bar pub. All attendees were friendly, engaged, and welcoming. One issue that stood out was the disdain for the government. In the various interviews I did as well as the taping of the event, I tried to ascertain if this disdain in their view was post election of Obama or otherwise.
In this clip I interviewed one of the attendees on healthcare given that earlier she spoke of an intrusive government that denied her use of Vioxx. Her interview is interesting in that she is happy with medicare, realizes that in her condition were it not for medicare (government run) she would be uninsurable, and that the current system (private) is broken yet she has a fear of government interjecting itself.
I was also amazed that in as much as most of the people I spoke to had no private health insurance either because of cost or pre-existing condtion, they did not want government involvement. That people most in need of healthcare reform and other well designed government programs to ensure a better and more secure life would have such disdane for that which they elected is a dilemma we better try to solve in the entinre country's interest.