Posted by: 12stepgolf | August 18, 2009

Health Care, a Broken System?

I do believe this is another misconception and a sensationalizing of an issue to have certain idealoges  get their way.  If this system is really “broken” can a government really fix it?

Broken:  made into pieces, busted, fragmented, shattered not in working condition.

Is the health system actually broken?  Is it impossible for anyone to get health services of any kind anywhere?  Can someone walk into an emergency room and expect some form of care?

Are health services antiquated and behind the times?  Are we living with a system that can only operate with the barest of technologies?

Is the health care system a Humpty Dumpty that not even all the “kings” senators and congressman can’t put back together again?  Do we have a few problems with our current administration of our health care system could there be improvements, you betcha.

What is really wrong with the delivery of medical services?

A.)  Services are expensive, it is very difficult for a person who must pay out of pocket to do so.

B.)  There ae those who for whatever reasons do not carry insurance, they bet against disease and bet on their good health.  If they carry auto insurance, they can get coverage for any auto accident injuries, so they are covered there.

C.)  Are there too many people seeking medical services for ailments that could be taken care of in homes.  Does everyone have to go to the doctor is they have poison ivy and do what common sense and calamine lotion could do?  Not every little sniffle should be treated with an antibiotic and every stubbed toe isn’t broken, and if it is live with it.

D.)  There is a paper work problem.  The issue is medical record keeping, which has substantially increased without allowing technology to do most of the work.

I do believe Dr. Bill Frist’s comments of 2004 were pounced upon by the left because they were so dramatic.  They needed his comments to justify their desire for another attempt at a government take over.  In 2008 Dr. Frist stated that reform should begin with a more efficient and “market driven” system, something the left really didn’t want to hear.

There are 5.6 million children eligible for S-Chip and medicaid, why won’t these parents fill out the paper work?

We do need accessibility and cost control, that is all we need.  We must not delude ourselves into thinking a government run system will cure this patient, the health care issues.

We do not need big government telling us how to live our lives, so we won’t get sick and have to use the system.  We have been told for decades about the food pyramid, and we used to have a thing called health class (I guess it is sex education today).  Does Washington really believe they can control us with fines and penalties to live better and healthier lives?  If we do get sick are we going to be labeled unpatriotic and un-American? (Sounds like NAZI Germany again).  The food police and the exercise police and the “don’t have fun police” will be in our faces in the future.  This will not happen over night, no it will be incremental, bit by bit the chipping away or freedoms and choices for the so called common good.

Watch all the costs of health care just plummet if everyone dropped health care insurance and the government stopped picking up the tab and we all had to pay out of pocket.  When there were more without health insurance and government wasn’t around to pay for individuals costs were contained.

Government run insurance will only offer mediocrity, it is all just so Orwellian.


Responses

  1. All obama will do is outsource anyways. Just think about the all the lobbyists flocking to Washington DC because of obama’s reckless over-spending of $2 TRILLION in just 6 months, which alone is increasing the National Debt by 20%.

    Politicians take people’s money and reward the large corporations, in this case companies in the health care industry, since they have the money to more effectively lobby politicians. In the end smaller businesses will be hurt.

    Politicians will only reward companies that will be in their best political interest. Honestly, when can you really trust politicians since they are basically professional liars, and being president just means you are the best liar of the time. Why not just give the money directly from the people to the companies and take politicians in government out of the equation?

    obama is going to recklessly spend TRILLIONS of tax payers’ money just to give insurance to about 25% of those who do not have it. Over 50% of people’s income go towards taxes, just imagine how many more people will afford health care insurance if their income is almost doubled because of dramatic tax cuts.

    Competition is what is needed. It lowers prices of products and services, along with developing new innovations. All of which will benefit consumers. You need to remember that monopolistic tendencies can also apply to government.

    The reason why the cost of insurance is high is because politicians in government mandate insurance companies to increase their premiums to pay for ridiculous things. In addition, politicians put up regulations so that Americans are not allowed to get insurance from another state and use the coverage in their own state. This reduces competition making it more expensive for people to get insurance. On top of that medical professionals are not allowed to freely practice their profession in any US state without taking a long and tedious licensing process. This again increases the cost of medical insurance.

    In the end, the problem with most economic issues is too much government intervention of the economy by politicians, who will only tend to do things for political self interest. Just like how obama nationalized GM to pander to its unions. Politicians can barely run government, yet people think they can run a multi-national auto manufacturing company?

    The solution is SMALLER government, LESS spending, and LOWER taxes.

  2. I agree totally with your analysis. Big government is at the root of our problems and never is the solution. If they would stick with protecting us from enemies foreign and domestic and let us be the crazy capitalists we are supposed to be we would be in better shape. They created the problems in housing and healthcare and they think more of their “solutions” will create a “better” America. It was pretty darn good before they got their hands into everything.
    Had they not tried to run every aspect of our lives and stuck, let us say, with the postal service there would be a functional postal service. No they got into areas where they don’t belong so what they are supposed to do fails and falls apart.
    Thanks for the input: 12stepgolf.com


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