posted on Nov, 8 2009 @ 06:22 PM
The problem with supposed health care reform in the U.S. is threefold in my opinion; number one, health insurance companies - nothing more than bean
counting money whores; they don't care a lick about the people who've shelled out thousands in their premiums, accepted exorbitant deductibles
without complaint or have suffered greatly because said insurance companies have found ways to classify their conditions as pre-existing or procedures
as non medically necessary. It's legalized extortion after a fact, and they've amassed so much power that their lobby in Washington has literally
bought hundreds of our representatives, leading to the second problem...
The Government; an ever more control hungry administration is going to solve our healthcare woes when they couldn't even pay the car dealers involved
with Cash-For-Clunkers on time? Aside that, though it has passed the house, any legislation that comes to ultimate fruition will have people adding
things or taking things away who are on the payroll of the insurance companies (see above paragraph) - in essence, what we have now is a watered down
version of the original intent that does little more than eliminate pre-existing conditions to the tune of higher taxes on already overpriced
premiums, your so-called "stealth" taxes for those who elect not to go with a public option and no limits to cost control that will lead to
unpayable fines by the poor and prisons that are spilling out into the streets they're so overwhelmed... and the third problem?
Jaded, bitter people in this country who justify their lack of compassion for their fellow Americans under the guise of social conscience - the whole
"everyone who doesn't buy their own insurance is a lazy slob and I shouldn't have to subsidize their drain on society." A clever way to say "As
long as I'm okay, who gives a #$%T about you?" Adding that if you go to an emergency room you'll be taken care of doesn't hide this fact -
especially since in doing so, the cost is ultimately passed on to these very same jaded, bitter people. Nevermind the fact that Medicare and Medicaid
are what they'd consider to be socialized medicine - it's barely noticeable on their taxes.
So you can see my British friend, this is ultimately our own fault on at least three different levels. Nixon allowed the creation of HMOs and waived
cost limitation or even adherence to federal antitrust laws or Rico statutes. This created the beast known as the "modern" health insurance company;
the government ignored the problem until it became evident that it was crippling otherwise self-sufficient American families... and by the time they
addressed it, those self-sufficient American families were so bitter and jaded that the thought of this government, as inept and corrupt and utterly
incometent to the task as they are, taking their tax money to ineptly help others became repulsive.
Sorry for the run-on - kind of a microcosm as to how twisted the whole situation is... anyhoo, this country from top to bottom has a lot of growing up
to do before anyone can even come close to pulling off healthcare reform, to say nothing of an NHS style system of medicine.