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A Bad Idea

Updated on April 14, 2019
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Harlotte Prepares Breakfast

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Sunday, April 14, 2019. Our creative friend, Spider Harlotte, is in the kitchen preparing Banana Breakfast Sundaes for our enjoyment. The Democrats, in their usual clueless manner, are now rallying around the concept of Medicare for all. Harlotte is incredulous. Universal Health Care is a prescription for failure. The Dems are cool to the idea of research and facts and figures. Britain is a shining example of an idea gone bad. Harlotte is asking for the pleasure of your company this morning. She would like to discuss this latest ridiculous idea while munching on breakfast. Harlotte and I are looking forward to your arrival.

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Overdosing on Ignorance

Thanks so much for coming to the breakfast table this morning. I hope you enjoy the meal and the discussion. Democrats are chomping at the bit. Most of them want to impose Medicare for all on all of us. That means the end of private insurance. Some of the Dems want to breathe life into a dying Obamacare. That means no insurance for a great many people. When Bernie Delusional Sanders discusses healthcare, he is talking about free healthcare. Medicare isn't free, as everyone who is on it knows. Recipients of Medicare have paid into the system their entire working lives. They are paying still. The kind of plan Bernie is pushing calls for Universal Healthcare for all. That means free healthcare. That means the government will be running the show for all Americans. That can't be a good thing.

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The Left Should Look to Britain

Those loving the idea of Universal Free Healthcare should check out the National Health Service in Britain. The system is celebrating its 70th birthday. Bernie and those who think like him are clueless. They are determined to repeat this monumental disaster in America. They want to do so because selling free stuff is always popular. They want to do so because they never learn from the experience of others. They are arrogant enough to believe that they can do Universal Healthcare better than Britain.They can't and they won't.

The entire concept of single payor insurance is completely flawed. When people no longer share in the financial responsibility of their own healthcare, the amount of care asked for rises like an out of control hot air balloon. The problem is an easy one to spot, if you aren't a Democrat. The amount of care being offered becomes limited. There will never be enough money to support this idea. Care would be spotty. Much needed health services would be rationed. That very thing is happening right now in Britain. Seniors are being denied eye care because it is just too expensive, and too may patients need to avail themselves of services like cataract operations. Grandma and Grandpa are going to need seeing eye dogs, but they are expensive too!

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Gaze into the Chrystal Ball

We really don't need a crystal ball to look into the future if single payor healthcare comes into existence. In order to supply all this free care, government has to limit access to the system lest they go broke. The NHS did this very thing from day one. Over all these years the problems have multiplied. Staff is low, their salaries are uninspired and the whole plan thing is a fiasco. The British system has the lowest amount of doctors, nurses and hospital beds than any country in the civilized world.

Long waits and cancelled appointments are commonplace. If the Brit's want more money for this failed system, they will have to raise taxes. Taxes in Britain now are at an all time high. There is a health crisis in Britain, and those that deny it are lying.

The Dems have turned a blind eye to this reality, and they want to inflict a flawed system on the American people. Voters ought to keep this in mind in 2020. The inception of a single payor system would also spell the end to private insurance. Most people are extremely satisfied with the plans they have. Those on Obamacare feel otherwise, and they are the ones Bernie is appealing to. Informed voters have to stop the Dems from selling us out. We can do that in the voting booth. They need to be stopped for so many reasons on so many levels. Healthcare is just one of them.

The bottom line is this. The Medicare for All Act of 2019 will destroy healthcare for Americans. The notion of the federal government controlling our healthcare is beyond frightening. Tell these Dems "NO" and do it in 2020.

Harlotte's Song

Oh, what a tangled web we weave

When first we practice to deceive...

Sir Walter Scott

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    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      4 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      LOL!! I HEAR ya, pop!!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      4 weeks ago

      Good Morning Paula,

      I always wear one, especially when I am in the company of leftists!

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      Paula 

      4 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      POP!! If the drinks are on you...for Pete's sake, wear a slicker and stay away from those crazies throwing their drinks at you!!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 weeks ago

      Good Morning Diana,

      I saw Canada's plan up close and personal years ago when I worked for a neurologist. We had Canadians as patients because in Canada the wait time for an MRI was 2 years! See you at the Inn and let's hope the Socialist's and their horrible ideas fade away.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 weeks ago

      It would be nice if a better healthcare plan were created and implemented for us all. I spoke with friends in Canada and they find it difficult to get in to see a doctor and the wait time for an appointment is months.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 weeks ago

      Dear Lori,

      Thanks for forgiving me. can't believe I blew the drinks away. As far as the Dems are concerned, they care only about there presence in Washington forever and a day. They will never be subjected to the laws they impose on us. See you at the Inn. Drinks are on me.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 weeks ago

      Dear R,

      How right you are. Congress should be subjected to the same laws as we are. The end result would be much different than the garbage we have now. Congress needs term limits and they need to get off the pedestals they have placed themselves on. The Dems approach to our problems is insulting. They are counting on the stupidity of the electorate. That's why they lie so often and so easily. I hope they are decimated in 2020. The Republicans had better come up with a plan for healthcare. Objecting to Medicare for all or Obamacare is not the answer. See you at the Inn, where people who love this country gather.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 weeks ago

      Dear Linda,

      Free health care is bad care, and that has been proven over and over again. Years ago I worked for a neurologist. People from Canada came to our practice because they were told that in Canada they would have to wait 2 years to get care! We need a common sense approach to healthcare. Politics solves nothing. See you at the Inn.

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      Lori Colbo 

      5 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      It's either a ploy to curry votes in the upcoming presidential elections, or they are mad. I believe both. You must be pretty upset to forget the drinks but we'll forgive you, we can all relate.

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      RTalloni 

      5 weeks ago from the short journey

      Just offering a little correction here...politicians do not mean free universal healthcare. They know they are deceptively using words to distract the public from truth about the issue. They well know that their own healthcare program(s) will not be affected by what they choose for everyone else (meaning not deteriorated by so-called Medicare for all).

      They know people want to believe that because we are Americans it will work out differently than it has in every other country using a socialistic idea of healthcare, and that people want to believe it will be free in spite of facts like everything costs something and wanting something for free often has a dear cost far beyond expectations.

      These politicians have every intention of protecting themselves and their families in the process and of gaining more control over public people's lives. We allow them to do this, though, by letting politicians and media control the focus of our thinking even if we oppose what they promote.

      We need to step back and ask what any policy would mean for them–how it would affect these politicians, what these politicians would gain from any implemented policy. Would the protections they enjoy in their everyday lives be affected by the policy? Would their healthcare be protected? Would their taxes go up? We need to step back from asking what their words mean for us and peel back the layers of just what their words mean for them.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 weeks ago

      Good Morning Pamela,

      I think most people think Medicare is free! Bernie promises the world, but he does so because he tells people what they want to hear. I am so frustrated by the level of stupidity and the willingness of the left to lie like crazy to stay in office. Thinking people should be embarrassed to say they are Democrats. The party has morphed into an outrageous fraud. See you at the Inn.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      5 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      I believe there is a better solution to health care than medicare for all. We pay for our medicare and a supplemental, which isn't cheap but it covers our numerous needs.

      Universal heathcare could bankrupt the country, and while I don't particularl like many insurance companies it would put many people out of work. Bernie always acts like he cares so much about the poor and he owns 3 houses!

      I am headed to the inn. See you there.

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      Linda Rogers 

      5 weeks ago from Minnesota

      I agree Pop that Universal Health Care is not a good idea. It leads to too many problems and it's too good to be true. I may be a democrat but Bernie is way out there on this issue. I hope people show up in huge numbers for our next election.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 weeks ago

      Dear Pino,

      Sorry about the drinks. The plain truth is that I forgot! I feel the same way about 2020. We just have to hope that there are more voters with brains than fools who want something for nothing. Nothing is what they will get. I'll meet you at the Inn and save you a seat.

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      Pino Krisio 

      5 weeks ago

      POP: the Dems will never learn. They are so desperate to win votes, they will say and do anything. "free" is the attractant. Everybody wants "free" stuff no matter what it is. Why else would they be pushing "free" healthcare, housing, and a basic monthly salary? Because they want votes! that's why! I think Americans are wise to their ways and just as they were in 2016, they will vote President Trump in again, and get rid of the Dems. My prediction is that they will win big is 2020. I am actually looking forward to this election, and, of course, the Democratic debates. Those will be a hoot! Who will be the one to give more away than the others!

      I am off to the Inn. what! no drinks today? the banana breakfast just won'd do it for me, so I guess I will bring the Prosecco for all! Save me a seat.....

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 weeks ago

      Good Afternoon billy,

      I agree. I am waiting for a solution to this nagging and continual problem. I find it impossible to believe that we can't come up with one. Enjoy the day, billy.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm in total agreement about voting....speak through your right to vote....get out and be part of the solution. Better idea than universal healthcare? Promote it, or support someone who comes up with the better health system. I would be a happy man if everyone stopped pontificating and actually worked for a solution. Talk is cheap, Pop, and that is why I have always loved your fervor.

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