posted on Sep, 11 2008 @ 10:17 PM
Quote from Obama Plan
The benefit package will be similar to that offered through Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP), the PLAN members of Congress
Why reinvent the wheel? Notice the word similar in the quote. Why not just throw everybody into the plan that Congress has?
You save money
on committees, study groups, people to write up the plan, trees, and everything else that is involved in creating an implementing plan. That is the
way one saves money.
At the same time let's do away with SCHIP and Medicaid and put those people in Congresses plan also. It would make it much easier to monitor 1
program than 4. After all What is good enough for Congress should be good enough for its Constituents. This would also save money.
quote from Obama's plan
[ quote] The Exchange will act as a watchdog group and help reform the private insurance market by creating rules and standards for participating
insurance plans to ensure fairness and to make individual coverage more affordable and accessible. Insurers would have to issue every applicant a
policy, and charge fair and stable premiums that will not depend upon health status.
This is nothing more than bureaucracy. Bureaucracy usually increases prices. Why are premiums high? Is it because Insurance companies jack them up or
could it be because the premiums are close to the true cost that it actually takes to tend to a sick one?
Indeed, perhaps the most significant reason Americans are drowning in health care debt may shock you: Americans are getting far too much
unnecessary care. Of our total $2.3 trillion health care bill last year, a whopping $500 billion to $700 billion was spent on treatments, tests, and
hospitalizations that did nothing to improve our health.
Don't you think that this unnecessary care also contribute to the cost of premiums?
This is no different from Canada. What do you think employers will do once they see that Obama has created a National Health Plan? Do you really think
they will continue to provide insurance if they know the government is willing to foot the bill. Employers are going to quit offering insurances and
claim that that is the only way they can compete competitively globally. This will leave us with everybody going to a government healthcare.
We can't afford anymore entitlement programs
The cancer, Walker says, are massive entitlement programs we can no longer afford, exacerbated by a demographic glitch that began more than 60
years ago, a dramatic spike in the fertility rate called the "baby boom."
We can't afford to keep up with Social security and Medicare. This health plan would only add to our problems.
I think Ron Paul says it best for me.
PDF Format- Worth Reading
And I think you've stated it correctly — should — but I don't see it as a right, which is different for me because you have a right to your
life, you have a right to your liberty and you have a right to the property you earn, but you don't have a right to a house or a right to a job and
you don't have a right to medical care because that involves a violation of somebody else's rights because they have to take it from them.
Obama and McCain both mean well, but giving handouts is not the answer.