“This is my heart, it’s my health, it’s my choice.”
The Single Payer Bunch
This Thursday, 2/25/2010, is the so-called Health-Care summit at Blair House. Both Republicans, Democrats and Obama will supposedly sit in a room and hammer out a Health-Care bill that will satisfy, if not be a compromise, that everyone will agree to pass.
Yet, Obama posted his version of the health-care bill on the White House website. So, I’m asking, what’s the purpose of a health-care debate on Thursday? If Obama already has a bill written, what will be the agenda of the meeting on Thursday? What’s the point?
Under the expected Obama plan, regulators would create a competitive marketplace for small businesses and people buying their own coverage. The plan would be paid for with a mix of Medicare cuts and tax increases. It would also strip out special Medicaid deals for certain states, while moving to close the Medicare prescription coverage gap and making newly available coverage for working families more affordable. The changes would cost about $200 billion over 10 years. It’s unclear what the total price tag for the legislation would be; the Senate bill was originally under $900 billion.
This doesn’t make any sense. Taxes will go up, the cost will exceed a Trillion dollars (count on it), and somehow this will be affordable for working families. What this is saying is, spending more money will make insurance more affordable. Does spending more, get you out of debt quicker? How does this work? It’s insane.
Where will World Leaders go when we adopt government run socialist policies on health-care?
The quote above in this post, “This is my heart, it’s my health, it’s my choice”, is from Danny Williams, Newfoundland Canada’s Premier.
Mr. Williams said his heart troubles began more than a year ago when his doctor found a heart murmur and sent him for tests. An echogram test revealed a mitral valve regurgitation “which is in fact a leaky valve,” said the Premier, laughing slightly. His cardiologist said his condition was moderate and that it may need a repair or replacement down the road. Another echogram eight or nine months later, before Christmas, elevated his condition from “moderate” to “severe.”
After it was learned that Williams went to Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, where patients pay for care, many Canadian health-care providers cried fowl. Claiming that the same surgery could have been performed in Ottawa. So why did the Newfoundland Premier for Miami? Yes, we have people in this country that explore medical tourism, but I think there’s a larger picture that is not being seen here. There a lots of people coming to this country for critical medical care, and paying for it. Why is that?
Given the debt this country is in, and the costly proposals this health-care nonsense is taking us, we cannot afford Obama care. It’s as simple as that. If there is to be meaningful health-care, then the underlining costs of what makes health-care expensive as it is, needs to be addressed. It’s not the medical procedures, it’s not the advances in technology, it’s not the Doctors salaries. It’s not the insurance or pharmaceutical companies.
It’s the government regulations that drive up the cost. The laws that prevent insurance companies from interstate commerce. It’s the insurance premiums that Doctors and Hospitals pay to defend themselves against frivolous lawsuits. Medications are not made in America anymore, they’re made in other countries. Government has made it harder to conduct business in this country. This is the reason why jobs have been going overseas.
It just keeps going on and one, never stopping
And what of this Thursday? Will there be any real reform?
What’s for Dinner?
Making the Health-Care Summit A Real Party