posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 03:11 AM
With the whole country seemingly abuzz with the latest news: Congress has officiall approved their version of the Health Care Reform bill; I find it
a little concerning that the bill that was passed followed such a strict party line. We were basically given two options, overhauling or no reform at
all .. no middle ground.
I my self, am a Libertarian, and as a Libertarian I see several major problems.
1. Anything run by the Government automatically fails.
2. The healthcare system in America is defunct and works against lower income families and individuals.
3. Mandatory health insurance goes against my God given right to not care about my health care (im being dead serious)
Everyone is seemingly at extremes following what ever the news channels tell them, so this is my belief, as a Libertarian (although it may not in fact
be in line with Libertarianism)
Outlaw Insurance. Lasic Eye Surgery is not covered by medical insurance, however it is one of the cheapest major operations you can have done. Why?
Doctors compete with one another for customers. If it's to expensive, Dr. Joe down the street might do it $500 less, so Dr. John lowers his price to
$100 bellow Dr. Joe's. I know what you're all thinking: But Rockpuck, that sounds like CAPITALISM!?!?
Take Insurance out of Capitalism and it runs smoothly. Doctor visits won't be outragiously expensive, simple things like blood tests and checkups
would be Walmart cheap. If no one can afford the medical services, medical service won't exist.. so prices WILL lower.. it's a fact, Captialism
proves it, just look at Lasic eye surgery!
Since I know this is impossible (to much money) .. If there HAS to be some form of major overhaul, the only services that should be 100% free is if
you develop some serious disease. if someone comes down with cancer, or MS, or is put in a Coma, it's not their fault, and their lives shouldn't be
ruined. I'd have no problem seeing the State pay for these individuals health care cost.. I DO have a problem with paying for lower income families
simply because they are poor and have a ton of children. Why should we pay for them?
Two things are absolutely certain: One, Government should NEVER be an option .. by making Government the cheap alternative it will force people onto
the program, within 10 years only the upper middle class and wealthy families will have decent private health care (like Canada and Britain)
By making insurance MANDATORY you are forcing a huge tax increase on the middle class, then forcing said taxed people to buy insurance.. many middle
class families lost their health insurance in this economy, because it's way to expensive. Now they will be taxed (estimated 10% increase) and will
have to then turn around and buy private health care. I can see it, a family being taxed into the ground, on the verge of loosing everything, and
when they try to get government subsidized insurance they get denied because they make to much money.
The Government should be as little part of our lives as seemingly possible.. the more intrusion the more they will take from us. If we must have the
government dictating our health care, it should only be for those who are ill beyond their own cause, the cancer patients, the chronically ill, the
children.. but to make it universal, then make it mandatory opens the door for a flood gate of corruption, abuse and taxation.. there is a smart way
of doing things, and a dumb way. This bill thus far is the most idiotic Ive seen yet.. I am truly afraid to see what this country will become in the
next few years.. to demand such financial burdens on families in the middle of an economic depression is mind bogglingly stupid..
Nothing is free.. just remember that..