Sunday, November 8, 2009
Health Care Reform :Quality or quantity?
Last night I was wasting time until SNL came on (yeah Taylor Swift!!) and I just happened to turn on the news. I flipped back and forth between MSNBC, CNN and Fox News as I frequently do. The conservative opinion speakers on fox were vehemently expressing their unease and distaste of the nights events. Flipping to the left wing and liberal news was totally opposite. Their convictions aligned with the majority of house voters. Pretty interesting to watch. And even more interesting is going to world news which I frequently do. Try Tehran Times out of Iran and all the ridiculous US news rhetoric...but that's a different story.
Anyway, I have major qualms about the prospect of this health care reform bill actually coming to light-that's now up to the Senate which I'm hoping against hope they think well and hard about what they are doing. Congressman James Clyburn who is the third ranking Democrat in the house was asked "Where in the Constitution the federal government is authorized to regulate everyone's health care?" His responded that "most of what Congress does is not authorized by the Constitution, but they do it anyway". What? Nice, huh?
We can never go back, and I don't think many understant the full extent to what this could do to us as a nation.
Our taxes will be raised EVEN HIGHER. Like we need another tax increase. Although Obama has stated we are beginning to get back on track with the economy, people are still losing their jobs and out of work. Right now the unemployment rate is a double digit number at 10.2%-the first time in 26 years the numbers have surged this high. Was no one thinking about this 10 years ago when all of our major corporations went overseas?? HELL-OOO! We're the United States of America. And we're quickly becoming a ridiculous bunch of live in-the-moment, don't-worry-about-tomorrow laughing stock clowns. Seriously though. Everyone knew this was coming. And now we have this debatable new health care reform bill that most likely will come to pass. I just hope you're ready for it.
Health care will not be as high quality as you once knew it. Remember that big cold country up North, Canada? Well they have "free" health care. Most of my family member live in Canada and I've heard lots interesting positives and negatives. Yes, they have to pay an arm and leg for taxes. Yes, when that arm or leg breaks, they have an automatic in and they are pretty much serviced on the spot. BUT, when you have something wrong with you(serious disease, untreatable illness, a mystery diagnosis) you are put on a waiting list and that waiting could take a year or more, depending. Is this what you really want?
Quantity or quality...you decide