"Nanny-staters are getting out of hand, to the point now where both Dem. candidates are campaigning on a platform that includes a Socialist
Healthcare program. Increased govt control, increased govt legislation, and an eternally growing Federal Govt does not, by virtue of its existance,
make life better."
but why do the dems feel that all this is needed?
every person and every business holds some responsibility to our society. people are responsible for making some kind of contribution to the society,
paying their bills, raising their kids decently, ect. businesses are responsible for providing the goods and services we need at an affordable price
considering the wages they are paying. government employees and elected officials are responsible for acting in the best interest of our nation!
it isn't till there is far too many people and businesses and government agencys ignoring their responsibilities that it becomes a blight to society
and the government intervenes.
So, in a country where:
The City of Boston's healthcare costs have nearly doubled in six years and now require the property tax bills of five families to pay the premium
of one city employee's family healthcare plan, according to a report by the Boston Municipal Research Bureau.
and 47 million american are without health insurance.
In 2007, employer health insurance premiums increased by 6.1 percent - two times the rate of inflation. The annual premium for an employer health
plan covering a family of four averaged nearly $12,100. The annual premium for single coverage averaged over $4,400.2
umm...ya, there's a disconnect there somewhere, don't ya see.. a family of four (or their employer), paying out over $12,000 just for health
insurance for a year? they increased by over 6% in one year....my wages certainly haven't seen that kind of increase, has yours? I imagine that
their are many employees of blue cross blue shield who would be left with maybe 4 or 5 thousand dollars to live on for the year after shelling out
that kind of money also!
the people are ignoring their responsibility to society....we all know that one, we read the gripes about it everyday on these boards. but don't the
businesses also have some responsibility? I mean, they used to. used to be that if a company wanted to make widgets to sell on the open market, well,
they had to keep the costs down low enough so that enough of the people earned enough money to buy the widgets, didn't they. heck, they might even
feel a enough responsibility to pay their own employees enough to be able to afford a widget also....(might keep down theft in the company also!).
It was government intervention that threw this all out of balance, now the landlords, the healthcare providers, the insurance companies, the utility
companies, heck even the shoestore, can charge way more than so many people can afford, and still rent their units, provide medical care, and yes even
sell $100 shoes...all the while paying pathetic salaries that wouldn't even pay for the rent and the food for their employee.
and, low and behold, their employees are still consumers!
WE NEED government intervention to get us out of this, but I doubt very much if any of these universal healthcare plans will do what is necessary.
It's just more of the same ole, same ole. accepting that the people just cannot fullfill their responsibilities, and maintianing that it's somehow
taboo to think the the business sector should be responsible for anything but to keep providing those record profits for their shareholders and those
million dollar bonuses for their upper management.
alot of taxmoney is going into that healthcare system......it's this that gives the government the power and the right to step in and start screwing
around with it anyway they want, anytime they want. if they don't do something about it soon, our local, our state, and our federal government,
along with all those companies out there that are still struggling to provide affordable insurance plans for their employees are all gonna buckle and
snap at the weight of it!
but, the key is to get the cost of the services, the insurance lined up with the wages that the people are earning! if that means putting some kind of
restrictions onto the insurance agency regarding their premiums and forcing an increase in the lower wages, well.....that's what it will take.