posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 10:55 PM
I have put off writing this post for a very long time. I kept hoping things would get better or someone would see the missing bridge ahead and stop
the run away train before it ran off the cliff. I need to warn as many people as I can before the train wreck occurs. This is not a doom porn post.
What I tell you is pure unadulterated fact and as much as I would love to say, I see light at the end of the tunnel, I can’t. It would not just be a
lie it would be signing a death warrant from many.
What I am going to tell you can be verified very easily by anyone that wants links and pictures or it didn’t happen. I don’t want to distract you
by posting a bunch of links or videos because I want you to go and see for yourselves. The only way you are going grasp the full meaning of what I am
going to tell you is to do you own legwork. You have to educate yourselves so you can understand the severity of the situation we are in.
I pray this post doesn’t erode into petty bickering, or name calling and I pray that even the trolls will understand the seriousness of the
information I share. I am so afraid the America we love will soon be a fairy tale like “The Tale of Captain Walker.” Before I tell you the truth,
I must give you the back story to my confession; not because I am deliberately dragging this thread out, nor am I trying to be dramatic. What I am
going to tell you is something I believe everybody knows, but it just hasn’t clicked; not yet, so I am going to turn the lights for you.
I work in the medical field. I have worked in almost every venue of the healthcare industry, and I have worked as a staff member, an administrator,
and educator. I see the handwriting on the wall every day at work, and one day, sooner than later, the wall is going fall and crash into a million
pieces all around us and not anyone is going to get away unscathed.
Before 1930 very few people, if any, knew about health insurance. When Blue Cross came along and introduced all of America to a new and wonderful
product that would assuage the fear and guilt that all parents feel when they have to work and not be there to protect and care for their child. Just
for a measly 5 to 10 dollars a pay period, a parent could go to work with security and peace of mind, knowing if anything happened to their child they
would be in good hands; the doctor and or hospital would be available to save and care for their child.
The founder of Blue Cross must have been a genius. Blue Cross made a fortune raking in those dollars from healthy, hard working middle class people.
Other businessmen caught on to the gimmick and soon other insurance companies were giving Blue Cross a run for their money. The only thing that they
didn’t factor in was that all those healthy parents and children would not stay young or healthy. Of course there was the occasional mishap. A child
may have been seen in the ER or in hospital for your common childhood ailments, and a few unfortunate parents had children with conditions that were
more serious requiring longer than usual hospital stays and medicine, but in the long run Blue Cross and all those other insurances was rolling in the
money. Now those baby boomers are cashing in on their investment. The baby boomers are now sucking those dollars back quicker than a Dyson vacuum
picking up sand, and Blue Cross the all those super wealthy insurance companies have gone from spotting, to frank bleeding to hemorrhaging.
I am sorry but there is no backing away from this precipice. Health insurance companies are dead and all the cologne and paint in the world is going
to bring that fish back to life and it is starting to stink. Obama bailed out the too big to fail banks. He bailed out the too big to fail car
industry, but all the tea in China isn’t going to help him bail out the insurance companies. The baby boomers aren’t paying into the system any
more. In fact the cost of health care has risen to astronomical levels, meaning that they are taking out a lot more money than they put in. Obama’s
grand idea of “forcing” “everybody” to purchase insurance is a feeble attempt to replace those baby boomer dollars that were lost with the
Under normal circumstance a company that is hemorrhaging to this degree would cut their loses and close shop. The insurance companies can’t do that.
They have millions of people that have invested their hard-earned money in these companies and now that it is time for them to utilize their benefits
the insurance companies can’t just say, “Sorry all gone!”. Our health system isn’t broken, it has been demolished. I don’t have an answer
on how to fix this. I honestly don’t believe it can be fixed. It can’t even be rebuilt. They are going to have to come up with something fast,
really fast, and forcing people to buy insurance premiums is not the answer. I don’t know what is, but whatever it is the government is facing a
greater dilemma than anything else we are dealing with today. I don’t see the American people sitting still for insurance companies to take their
tidy profits and ride off into the sunset while their loved ones die.
If you think this is no big deal or that it isn’t all that bad; go talk to anyone you know that works in the healthcare industry and ask them if
they think everything is okay or it is no big deal. The insurance companies are so desperate they are trying to pawn off stone soup as Vichyssoise.
The bottom in about to fall out the barrel. Americans are going to have to face a completely new model for healthcare that is going to seem foreign
and probably woefully inadequate. Again, I don’t have a clue on how to fix this. I fear for our country and I am terrified for our citizens. I
don’t see any kind of happy ending for us. I can’t even encourage you to prepare for the crash. How do you prepare for what is coming? I can tell
you that now is not the time for fear, it is a luxury we can’t afford. We need to be proactive and we need to do something. I just don’t know what
that something is.