Health Care: Important Subject With Stupid Arguments
It seems that I'm getting engaged, voluntarily and not-so-voluntarily, into the healthcare debate. Are you an ideologue? If you are, then stop here. Look up ideologue in the dictionary. Work with the nature of the beast and how you fit in. Perhaps you were just taught to play the game and that must be the order of the day. Perhaps you're an ideologue and you can't even see it. No problem, there is still help for that. You have to actively put yourself in another's shoes at the exact point in time you see them. Ask yourself, "What would I do?" One day, while rotting away in the corporate world, a co-worker quipped, "You have to think outside the box." I replied, "How can I think outside the box and play the game at the same time?" I did not get an answer. Well, there isn't one. I mean, really, there isn't. Is there?
What does all this have to do with healthcare? It has everything to do with it. Times change, people change, economies change, fortunes change and, yet, we are still having the same stupid arguments. There is only so much oxygen left in the air. What is digging our national grave faster is perpetuating arguments that have been long transcended by the situation itself. This is not a political argument. This is not an argument about freedoms being taken away. This is not an argument about free-loaders and vagabonds, about big government, about individual responsibility, yadda, yadda, yadda. Whiat it is about is healthcare costs have been ballooning and ballooning and ballooning. Yes, we do outspend the other countries. Because we have better care?? If you really, really think that then you live in a vacuum. You're no good to this argument. You shouldn't be in it. Because free-loaders are having abortions?...(see same solution above). These are all the arguments I have been hearing and hearing and hearing since Hillary Clinton first made it a priority...one that has yet to materialize. Ideologues have succeeded with their stupidities, which is why NO more time, effort, energy and ears should be given to them. They need to OPT OUT. PEOS.
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The real problem is that our healthcare system is a "for-profit" system. As such, it is failing rapidly. It is failing our general welfare, our conscience as good citizens and our reputation in the world. Government isn't getting bigger. Healthcare costs are. The system itself needs to go back to "non-profit." Where the insurance companies go from here should be their problem. Isn't that what capitalism is about? They had their ride. It's long due to be over.