The response to “But we NEED healthcare reform!”

Why?

Who says we spend too much on healthcare?  Maybe (and this is very likely) other countries spend too little.

Insurance coverage does not equal access to healthcare.

What is the worst forms of healthcare plan in the country?  The government run ones.  Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Administration, Indian Healthcare System.

What is the number one driver of inefficiencies in healthcare?  Lawyers.  Both in and out of government.

Reader challenge.  Add your own responses.

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6 comments so far

  1. Kevin on

    Interesting where healthcare is leading. Once again repeating the mistakes of the past. Medicare was inacted in the early 60’s for persons to receive healthcare at a reduced cost subsidized by the government. Being in healthcare myself, Medicare (Government) taxed the American public to provide a service to a then minority population. The providers of the service were however paid a fraction of the cost of providing the service and immediately the service provider began to inflate charges to offset the differential. In essence, our government took the funds via payroll taxes and rather than keep up with market prices, it dictated what it would pay at a lesser rate.

    Today, as the population continues to age… this rational will worsen. We have not even begun to see rising healthcare costs and out of fear, the american public is running to government to “fix” the problem. The very institution that causes the problem in the first place.

    Excuse me but I fail to see the reasoning. Someone…. in their infinate wisdom please enlighten me.

  2. gjmcrae on

    Your blog is informative and has people divided and is there really a right and wrong. Is there a scare tactic involved that has everyone feeling this is a bad ideal.

  3. the1Fred on

    This country was built under the Rule of Law to prevent the tyranny that the colonies suffered under British Parliamentary sovereignty from happening again.
    The Rule of Law was formulated with the US Constitution as the highest law in the land with no body above the law. The US Constitution defined and limited the powers of the US Congress expressly to prevent Parliamentary sovereignty.
    Throughout history, the US Congress has been stretching the limits of the Interstate Commerce and General Welfare clauses, culminating with the passage of Health Care where the last Constitutional restraint on Congress’ power has been shaken off. Without Constitutional restraint, there is no law to limit the power of Congress, making this country subject to Parliamentary sovereignty – exactly what the founders attempted to prevent! We have become what we’ve rebelled against!
    John Locke in The Second Treatise of Civil Government states: “Where-ever law ends, tyranny begins”, and when the highest law, it is the highest tyranny.
    Whereas the US Supreme Court has abdicated it’s responsibility to defend the US Constitution, it falls on each State to defend their rights, and join together in restoring the US Constitution.

  4. educlaytion on

    I think we’ll lose our minds through this debate even though it must happen. Regardless of what’s right, we’ll never be going back to how things were, for better or worse.

  5. gjmcrae on

    I think the face of washington is changing and many are afraid of what is needed and not understood. We must listen as individuals and hear as a nation

  6. William Berde on

    5 Different Types of Health Care Facilities


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