Heidie’s Health Care Plan

Post date: Oct 7, 2009 11:05:26 PM

   For the life of me I can’t figure out why everything has to be so complicated and I’m not the only one that thinks this way.

   Let’s wipe off the table and start all over with health care. Ok, let’s imagine a nice clean table, not stacks of paper, no lobbyists drooling and breathing fire, no politicians wringing their hands over the money they may jeopardize for themselves by opening their minds to a new day. Truly a clean slate must be in front of us.

   This is how it works: Everyone with a social security number, not some, everyone, no excuses, too poor, too sick, too anything, everyone that has a social security number pays every month, a minimum of ten dollars, period. Now that’s not to say those that could and should pay more every month need only pay the ten dollars, pay what you can afford on any given month. Let’s face it some months are better than others. But this ten dollar figure, I don’t care who you are, you can find it, borrow it, someone will give it to you, you can collect enough cans every month to get it but you must put ten dollars into the kitty every month.

The payment coupons are available everywhere, DMV, Social Security office, Post Office. You can create your own payment coupon because all it says is where to send payment, the social security number it is credited to, the month and the year, that’s it, put a stamp on it, mail it!  In many cases e-accounts will make this payment process incredibly simple.

Neighbor helping neighbor, getting paid for it and all the while everyone with a social security number is paying their ten-dollar monthly minimum (or whatever they can afford above the minimum). When did the honor system and doing the right thing become a thing of the past? We all know the answer to that question in two words Corporate America, nuff said.

   Taking care of each other and everything involved in the process is a major part of the new economy. Let’s open our minds and make it happen.


Heidie McCall –artist – published author – television producer