Sure, healthcare for everyone sounds great. I am not arguing with that. It would be wonderful if everyone could get the same level of healthcare no matter who they are or their status in society.
What other part of life have we been able to achieve such equality especially in a particular service? What makes us think that we can achieve this goal in healthcare? What makes the government think they can do this? The government and the politicians do not have the best track record. Below is a quote that I found on Facebook from Donald Trump. I have not spent hours researching to confirm that the quote is in fact from Donald Trump. Still it is an interesting statement.
“Let me get this straight . . .
We’re going to be “gifted” with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that didn’t read it but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a… President who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, for which we’ll be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke!!!!
What the hell could possibly go wrong?”
Here is an excerpt from a talk radio that I think makes some good points.
Don’t get me wrong. Some of the ideas are good: not being able to be dropped from your insurance when you get a disease, being able to keep your insurance when you leave a job, and everyone gets healthcare. It is way this policy went about it that concerns me. In the next couple days I will share some other “small” parts that I have issues with.