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Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2010 11:00 pm

Well, they finally did it. The Democrats passed their health care legislation. As with every big political issue, the aftermath is a different experience depending upon how you’re wired and what you hoped for. I’d like to, in the spirit of good sportsmanship, offer congratulations to those who are celebrating and especially to those who have invested time and energy to see this come to fruition.

That said, I’m not one of the party-goers. I’m not angry (as I’ve heard from many others) or sad or even fearful. I will admit being disappointed. I’m sorry that those who represent us can’t come a little closer to common ground. The biggest problem is that there isn’t a unified “us,” to represent. There is a divided “us” and some elected officials represent the beliefs of one half while others represent the remaining half.

It’s easy to blame politicians for the discord that’s so flagrant in the U.S. But in truth, they’re elected and paid to give voice to what we demand. And this divisiveness isn’t unique to our country. It’s world-wide, and it’s as old as recorded history. Humans tend to thrive on it. You only have to watch a basketball game during March Madness (or read the Ahwatukee Foothills News) to know that we love to pick sides and passionately align ourselves there.

I realize enthusiasm for a sports team doesn’t remotely equate to the significance of being committed to a major political initiative like that which was recently approved, but we do tend to take wins and losses personally regardless of the relevance. However, just as the loss of an important game, we have to put this one behind us and move forward with purpose and grace.

I’ll be honest and confess that I have grave concerns regarding the effects this legislation will cause. I’m deeply concerned about our senior population. I dread losing some of my favorite docs who say they’ll find another profession or retire. I’m not looking forward to the long waits and inferior care that I suspect I’ll be subjected to for medical attention. And as a business owner I know there will be a mountain of paperwork required to verify that we’re in compliance with the new insurance mandates. Yuck!

But in spite of all my reservations, still I will be intentional to remind myself that God is sovereign and this outcome did not surprise Him. He works all things out for good, and we can trust Him. In the meantime if you’re not in the winner’s camp on this one, be a gracious loser and continue to fight the good fight.

Share your opinions on this topic at www.ahwatukee.com under opinion/commentary. Let’s hear it, because everyone has chosen a side on this one.

 

Ahwatukee Foothills resident Diane Markins can be reached at Diane@DianeMarkins.com. Visit her blog at www.WordsInHighDef.blogspot.com.

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