Sunday, December 16, 2007

Universal Health Care is a Pipe Dream

This morning I watched on television as John Edwards chirped away on the necessity of universal health care in America. I am all for it, provided that guys like him, all the rest of the liberal pack running for the presidency, and all members of Congress have to go to the same public clinic that they would doom the general populace to. Otherwise, forget it. I'll take my chances with the system we have now. Where do Canadians go when they need elective surgery? Uhm...they come to America! They have universal insurance...why not stay in their own country? Because the line is too long, and you have to book your surgery before you need it, several years in advance! The pols hold up the British system as the beau ideal of the socialist health care system and the British have made medical tourism a new business, because of the same overcrowded system in their own country. Hillary Clinton and her peers running for president would see us in the same broke down system! What are they thinking?

Here in Texas we have what is called the Medical Assistance Program, or MAP. It is a series of public clinics, co-payments on a sliding scale, intended by the good liberals of Texas to service the underinsured or the uninsured...basically poor people and illegal aliens, most of whom have at least one anchor baby and are thus qualified to receive public assistance. The clinics are so overcrowded that getting an appointment takes a month or more, and you can forget a same day appointment if your kid has a cold. Go to the overcrowded emergency rooms and sit for hours, waiting for the medical personel who are busy patching gunshot wounds and fielding heart attacks to find time to treat your kid's mere cold. The good liberals like the present Democratic pack running for office are all for turning our entire country into either a system like MAP, or worse yet, the VA! I don't know a single veteran who is satisfied with the treatment they have received fromt he Veterans Administration, yet the universal health care pushers want to create yet another bureaucracy to supervise the bureaucracy!

The problem with all of this, of course, is that these liberal politicians, nay, all politicians and anybody with an income over a certain amount have the economic luxury to go to private doctors and hospitals, thus being able to bypass whatever horrible system (and it would be horrible, I can pretty much guarantee it) they foist upon the "little people." The wealthy are not bound to use the same facilities they decree for us, therefore they do not suffer the consequences of their political follies and social experiments. We, the People, do.

Perhaps our free market system isn't as fair as it could be, but who said you have a "right" to a fair life??? Nobody. You want good insurance? Get an education, get a job, don't have 12 kids you can't afford and you'll live a nice life. It's really not that difficult, and anybody who says it is, probably doesn't have an education or a job, or has 12 kids. The free market system encourages research and development, as well as the high quality of care that Americans are accustomed to. If the system is socialized, the incentive to excel, or to discover something new will be stifled because why should anybody excel when the government will confiscate their ideas? Why shouldn't the pharmaceutical companies turn profits on new drugs? They paid for the R&D, not the government, so they are entitled to recoup those losses for a time.

The free market economy isn't the perfect economy, but I've said it before and I'll say it again, it's the only ISM that works. Communism and Socialism do not work in countries with populations that are not relatively homogeneous. America will not work on the Swedish or the British, or even the Canadian models. The free market health care is the best health care, and we should not fix it if it ain't as broke as everybody else!

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Anonymous jacksmith said...

Insurance mandates are not universal health care. And politicians should stop calling it that. Nothing is Universal Health Care except "Single Payer Not For Profit Tax Supported Government Managed Health Care" (HR 676). Insurance mandates will be worse than what you have now. And what you have now is a complete, and total disgrace, and horror show. Insurance mandates will (require) you to buy insurance from the private insurance companies that have been ripping you off, and killing you by the thousands.

The #1 cause of injury, disability, and DEATH in America is, Health Care. More people die now from contact with the American Medical Health Care system than from any other cause of death. More than from Cancer, Heart disease, or Stroke. More than any other country in the world. Many times more than any other people in the world. Contact with the American medical health care system is the #1 risk factor now for injury, disability, and premature DEATH in America. This fact is a catastrophic indictment of the entire US Health Care System.

Driven by greed. And a rush to profit. Thousands of Americans are killed, and injured daily in America. By compromised health care. Cutting corners. Over, and under treatments. And poisonings with all manor of toxic, poisonous pharmaceuticals. Especially the children. America only makes up 2-4% of the world population. But Americans buy, and consume 50% of all pharmaceuticals world wide.

This is an emergency. America is in a crisis. And more Americans have died from this health care crisis than have died in all the wars in US history.

But the tide has turned. And the message is getting out. And taking hold about the fact that we have a very serious, and major health care crisis going on in America. Hurting everyone. Especially our precious little children. Rich, and poor alike. And most all Americans seem to understand now that "HR 676 Not For Profit Single Payer Universal National Health Care For All (Medicare For All)" is the way to go. Like all the other developed countries have done. Americans want government managed, tax payer supported health care Now. Medicare for all. Like other developed countries have. And like older Americans have now. Accept no substitute.

I am sick and tired of hearing how the candidates, and politicians health care plans are going to protect, and preserve the private for profit health insurance companies that have been killing, and ripping off the American people. And now the politicians want to mandate (require) that every American has to support the private for profit insurance company's that have been killing, and ripping you off. Or you will be fined, and PENALIZED. Thats right. PENALIZED. Ridiculous! The politicians really think you are all detached idiots. CASH COWS! To lead to the slaughter. Don't put up with that.

Just look at what is already happening with Massachusetts insurance mandates. It's a catastrophe. Financially, and medically for all the people of Massachusetts. And the private insurance companies just raised their rates by as much as 16%. And everyone has to pay now. It's a slaughter.

It's NOW TIME to bring out the BIG GUNS!! The BIG GUNS!! are you. The American people. And anyone else that wants to help. From now until HR 676 is passed into law. I want every person to reach out and touch their fellow Americans every day if you can. I want you to take a phone book. And call at least one of your fellow Americans every day. And ask them to pickup the sword of HR 676 Single Payer Not For Profit Universal Health Care For All (Medicare For All).

Call more than one each day if you can. And ask them to do the same as you are doing if they can. And also to put maximum pressure on their politicians to get HR 676 done. And to make sure their politicians support HR 676. Accept no substitute. HR 676 is a no-brainer. It's the best way to go on health care. It's the only moral, and ethical way to go. That is why every other developed country has done it. Most did it years ago. See sickocure.org, and http://www.house.gov/conyers/news_hr676.htm

I know that many of you have been doing a fabulous job of spreading the word by talking it up with family, friends, and co-workers. And putting pressure on the politicians to get HR 676 done ASAP. The phone calls to your fellow Americans will increase the pressure. And increase momentum for HR 676 at an astonishing, and exponential rate. And I know many of you have been wanting to do something more to help. The phone calls to your fellow Americans is something you can do every day to help.

Trust me. It will be something to see. But you have to keep the focus, and pressure on getting HR 676 passed pronto. They will try to distract you. With all manor of other crises, and catastrophes. And other plans. Don't be distracted. HR 676 Single Payer Not For Profit Universal Health Care is the #1 concern of the American people. Thousands of Americans are dieing daily now. And you or your loved ones could be next.

There is no good reason HR 676 cannot be passed into law well before the coming elections. And SCHIP should have been passed by now. Even if it was for 3x the 35 billion congress ask for. Do not tolerate delays. If it is not passed before the coming elections. All America will know which politicians are on the side of the American people. And which are not when they vote. Well before the elections. This is supposed to be a democracy. And well over the majority of Americans want tax payer supported single payer government managed health care for free for all Americans as a right. Many of the politicians will be soliciting your financial, and political support for the coming elections. Make sure you send a note telling them that you expect them to support HR 676 if they expect you to support them.

Everyone can do this. Most of you are well informed about HR 676. This truly is one of those no-brainers. Be considerate of your fellow Americans when you call. But be comfortable about calling. These are your fellow Americans. Some will be receptive. And some will not be. Some maybe rude, and mean. Just thank them, and move on to the next. Most will be with you. And if you get a call from one of your fellow Americans about HR 676. Let them know you are already on board. And thank them for calling. Build them up. And keep them strong. They are fighting for all of us.

Keep fighting. Pickup that phone, and call your fellow Americans. It's the right thing to do. You will win. Bless you all...

10:52 PM  

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