reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
You make some good points but nobody is saying you don't need reform of the system. I think this is the line from Obama and Pelosi.
The truth is, we will not have healthcare reform unless it's a Government takeover of the healthcare system. This is because it is not about
healthcare and insurance. It's about an ideology so it's either our way or the highway.
There's several ways to fix the healthcare system and then I will talk about why healthcare is becoming unaffordable for some Even though most people
with insurance are happy with their insurance. This is just like those in Congress who don't want public, rationed healthcare for themselves.
1. Prevention - I always see Doctors on TV and in articles they say the number one problem is prevention. This is because many of the uninsured go to
the hospital when the problem has gotten much worse. If they were getting check ups and physicals, then Doctors could catch any problem early.
You can fix this through a Nationally recognized Healthcare Charity. This Charity would have Government oversight and it would give out 2-3 free
physicals/check ups per year to the uninsured or people under a certain income level. So if you wanted to get a physical or a check up, you just go
and pick up a free voucher and get one.
This will go along way towards prevention and if the Doctor feels they need a follow-up or they need to see a specialist, the charity will cover it.
You can also start a Catostrophic heathcare fund for serious problems.
Obama, Hillary and the rest of the democrats along with well known republicans can do fundraisers for this charity and it could easily raise billions
2. We could make healthcare mandatory for people who make over 20,000 dollars a year. We also allow people to buy insurance across state lines. So if
someone in New Jersey see's a policy in Vermont that's cheaper than the one they have then they could buy it.
This will bring down insurance costs because of competition and insurance companies would have to create plans to accomadate income levels from
20,000 a year and up.
There are more plans out there but Obama and the democrats want to act like there plan of Government takeover of the healthcare system is the only
plan out there and that's a lie.
The problem here is Government. Government is ran and controlled by big business because they secure the politicians seat in Washington. These
politicians know it's about how much money they raise and not about the vote.
Most of these people don't even face serious challenges unless the person has name recognition or alot of money.
People keep saying that business is greedy. Of course business is greedy by definition. They are about making money. Government is supposed to be
about the protection of our God given liberty.
So if anything needs reform it's Government.
We need term limits, public financing of campaigns and a ban on corporate lobbying. I truly think this is dire and we keep allowing Government to
blame everyone and everything when a crisis occurs and the blame usually lies with them.
They spend and waste trillions of dollars and say look at greedy wall street or look at poor people who can't pay their bills. This is just
misdirection and sadly the American people fall for it everytime.
Healthcare costs also went up because we had a booming economy. The Government destroyed that starting with Bush and his massive borrowing and
spending and now Obama who's doing the same thing.
People need to realize that we have a 13 trillion dollar economy with a population of 200 plus million and a Government debt of over 11 trillion.
These means the Government is out of control and they don't want to control their spending.
Everything Obama is doing is about putting his place his ideology. It's not about fixing the economy and creating jobs. They want to rush people into
a rationed health care system now before any economic recovery can occur.
This is because healthcare costs are skyrocketing as people lose their jobs or have to get another less paying job to make ends meet. This is because
of the Government and their out of control spending and waste of peoples money.
This is about slowing the growth of Medicare because the Government doesn't want to pay it's bills. So they want to ration out healthcare through a
panel in Washington.
This is Ghoulish and unAmerican.