- Politics and Social Issues»
- Politics & Political Science
We Can't Afford This Health Care Plan Right Now! Oh Really?
We Can't Afford Health Care Reform?
We can’t afford it, true, it’s a painful bite, but we HAVE to buy it. It’s somewhat like when your car breaks down, or you suddenly have a wisdom tooth coming in, you can’t afford it right now, and yes the timing is terrible, but you have to fix it, it has to be fixed, and it has to be fixed right now. Yes for millions and millions of Americans this has to be fixed, and yes it has to be fixed right now.
Just like when your car breaks down, or you need emergency dental work done, you take money from somewhere else less pressing, and take care of the emergency. The health care system in America is now an emergency. Maybe not for you or someone close to you, but yes for millions of Americans, IT IS AN EMERGENCY.
Blame it on the Democrats, the Republicans, whoever you like, but the bottom line is the problem has been building and growing for many years, and every administration has been able to take a small stab at it, and then push it under the rug. It’s sort of like the emergency dental work you need, you can possibly put it off for a while with perhaps a pain killer, but eventually, you just have to fix it.
Many myself included agree that it probably will not be the perfect fix, and afterwards along the way, yes we will most likely have to make changes, and adjustments, but we HAVE to start somewhere.
Now, with all the town hall meetings, and the strong responses, that is American dissent at its best. That is what America is all about, but there is no way in this world that an issue as large as reinventing America’s health policy will not draw strong debate from all walks of life. Their concerns should be addressed. The problem is that with three bills in draft at over one thousand pages, I seriously doubt that any one for or against the bill has read even a single page. We keep hollering at congress to “READ THE BILL” Well I say that if you’re going to attend a town hall meeting to discuss the bill weather for it or against it, to read the bill yourself. Don’t just show up to a debate to just scream about what you’ve heard somewhere, DO YOUR HOMEWORK. "READ THE BILL"
I know we should be able to depend on congress to “READ THE BILL”, and make the correct choices for us, but if you believe that is the way to go, and you trust your government enough to make those choices for you, then you should stay at home, and not attend the town hall meetings. Bottom line here is this. If you have a true specific disagreement with a specific part of the bill, print out that part of the bill, go to a town hall meeting and debate and discuss those specific parts you disagree with. Don’t just show up at a town hall meeting, and start screaming you don’t like the bill. That’s like showing up for a PTA meeting at your child’s school, and hollering at the staff that you don’t like the school. Be specific debate exactly what you don’t like, lets specifically get the bad parts out on the table, discuss and debate them, and push to help get the fix right, don’t just fight the fix as a whole, because 89% of Americans agree, that the fix is needed.
Now, why do we have to have it? Let’s just look at one scenario of what’s definitely not working. I know a kid that’s twenty years old. His family lives barely above the poverty line, and are uninsured. This kid is really sharp, always made good grades in school, and is very driven to do well. He has a strong desire to attend college, expand his knowledge, and contribute to society. The problem is that he is diabetic, and the only way he is able to get health insurance is by working for a large corporation full time. He does just that, and this large corporation is very demanding, and knows that the young man needs them for insurance purposes, and most likely would not survive without them. Now do we really want large corporations virtually holding any young American citizen hostage from pursuing a better life and realizing their dreams, and potentially rising to the level to truly contribute great things to America just because that large corporation has the ability to offer health insurance?
I mean really. It’s almost getting to the point where the only way to get, and keep a decent insurance plan in place for yourself and your family is to be employed by some large corporation. It should be easy for one to see how this reality crushes the young American entrepreneur. I mean the road less taken by young entrepreneurs, inventors and creative young Americans is to join a large corporation. It’s almost as though instead of having a repressive government in America, we have oppressive large corporations. Imagine if the only way you could eat would be to be employed by a large corporation.
I don’t know about you, but it seems like through insurance and health care, we are as usual sliding a ton of repressive power into the hands of not our government, but into the hands of large greed driven corporations, and that’s just too scary.
Young American entrepreneurs of great health, or with a preexisting condition should always have the ability to attend school, chase dreams, and pursue ideas without having to worry about health care, and definitely not be held captive by large corporations because that is their only option available to obtain affordable insurance. Talk about crushing the Great American Dream.
This is just one of millions of ways to see how the current health care system in America is and has failed America as a whole, so yes, it has to be fixed, and yes it has to be fixed right now.
So from what I am seeing right now, we have a good president, a ignorant Congress, and concerned Americans, but really, take just a minute, and think of how much money congress wastes on junk every year that we never need, like their recent attempt to purchase private jets for their travel needs (that’s just a small hint as to how stupid congress is), or any of the other crap those idiots in congress throw money away on. And lets also consider if we lower the big insurance company executives pay down from say eighteen million dollars each a year down to lets say just a cool one million a year (certainly these executives and their bratty little families can survive off of that), and lets say we review and truly find ways to lower health care costs, I bet we will find that we can more than afford it.
It’s like back to the scenario of your emergency dental work you need, but “DON’T HAVE THE MONEY” Well if you were spending money on eating steak and lobster every night, filling up your private jet with gas, spending money on things like “Cash for Clunkers”, then it looks more to me like yes you do have the money to pay for your dental work, but perhaps you may have to cut back on spending lavishly in other areas. And yes, if you’ve ever had a dental emergency with a bad tooth, or a wisdom tooth coming in, you know exactly what I mean here, but if you’ve never even had so much as a toothache in your life, and then I would suspect that you’re clueless to this emergency.
So please, before you get caught up in all the hoopla being thrown out from either side, before you watch Fox News (which by the way is my favorite news channel), and get caught up picking sides without having all the facts, "READ THE BILL", take a minute, and really look at both sides hard, ask yourself if it looks like the person screaming against the bill is being specific about which part of the bill they disagree with (This goes for the person screaming at a town hall meeting, and or a news commentator). It’s very easy to get caught up on the wrong side of the issue, but don’t just disagree with the bill as a whole, because we HAVE to have health care reform, and yes, we can definitely afford it.