Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Opus 2013-55: Healthy Insights: PPO Is One Way to Spell “Liberty”

Our teachers’ union gave us some bad news/good news this week.  The bad news is that my out of pocket cost of health care is doubling.  It will go from $144 a month for my wife and I to $288 a month.  The good news is, of course, I still have health insurance and $288 is a lot less than some of you are paying.  Since you may be in a worse position than I am your heart may refuse to bleed for me.  Understood.

The part that angers me is not the cost.  I expect to pay for what I get.  I want a PPO and not an HMO.  I want to pick my doctors.  I understand that it costs more.  What angers me is the hypocrisy of the unions and the whole insurance concept.  The concept of the union is that we are in this together, kind of the Three Musketeer's motto, “All for one and one for all.”  Instead the unions are dividing us up and charging drastically different fees depending on your choice of carrier and the size of your family.  If we are supposed to be spreading the burden, it should be the same for everyone.  Those days are gone.

It is now divide and conquer.  The unions have joined the elites who want to make our decisions for us.  They want to force everyone into HMO’s so that they can manage our care and make our decisions for us.  They want to brainwash us for socialism and socialist health care.  They want to pave the way for a plan like the one the Obama and the Democrat knee-jerkers have pushed down our throats. 

The battle continues.  The costs are going to sky rocket even more.  My wife was listening to two ladies getting prescriptions back east and their cost had gone from $15.00 to $80.00 on Medicare.  The change was implemented for them January 1.  She tried to tell them is was linked to Obama and they would have nothing of it.  I expect that one day soon they will remove the option of PPO from my table and force me into an HMO.  At the same time they will continue to require that I buy the union’s choice of carrier. 

Socialism is alive, well and spreading.

Has anyone seen where I left my Liberty?

homo unius libri


  1. It slipped across the ocean and is currently working undercover in Russia.

  2. You may be right. I would love to have history books from the future to see if the mantle is passed or just snuffed.

    Grace and peace.


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