Let’s Have Some Competition

One of the arguments, I have heard about why we need big government run health care reform is that the evil insurance companies need some competition. Why is it that the insurance companies are restricted to practice in a specific state? Wouldn’t it make sense that the private sector would compete vigorously if they were allowed to?

My guess is that there have been problems with insurance claims in each state. Our law makers, in their infinite wisdom, and their drive to get re-elected, proposed new rules to protect us from those evil insurers. The result, fifty states with fifty different sets of rules about  how to run an insurance company. There went the competition between states.

If  uncle is really serious about health care reform, he would set up some simple standards for heath care insurance, similar to those used by Medicare supplements.  Why is it necessary to set up a totally unfair government run insurance company to compete against the private sector, when a simple set of standards would be enough?

Let's Play By My Rules

They Just Don’t Get It.(Edited)

My Flag Flies Everyday

My Flag Flies Everyday

Well I spoiled the day early by watching a video of my beloved ass kissing Senator Dickie Durbin blow acrid fumes out of his communication port.  Now, I will have to work overtime to restore my usual positive smiling grumpy self.

Durbin is warning his Senatorial colleagues not to allow themselves to be drawn into a sucker punch by the protesters at the town hall meetings. He claims the meetings  are loaded with insurance industry agitators. He just showed how out of touch with the constituency this guy and his colleagues are. I have been to three Tea Party Day events, and I can swear that the only people attending are genuine working  folks who are pissed off by the jerks we employ to represent us. Our representatives don’t listen, they spend our money like it is their mandate, and they think we have an unlimited well from which we draw our cash.  The Tea Party people also believe very strongly in a document called the “Constitution.”

 In the meantime, our representatives work their one hundred and fifty days, and complain about working overtime. They vote themselves raises when the rest of us are taking pay cuts to survive. They give themselves a gold plated pension and health care plan for life.  The audacity of their arrogance to  get upset because we balk at their snake oil rhetoric  on the need for rationing health care, or their  advice on end of life decisions. Excuse me, but I already have all of my health care mandates and powers of attorney designated. I didn’t need a trillion dollar plan to make me do it.

Another former senator has called the protestors at the town hall meeting an unruly angry mob; an embarrassment to the United States.  Again, they fail to see the relevancy of what they are witnessing. Yes, we are an angry bunch, but why? Who is the real embarrassment to the country? Not the people who populate it, rather the ivory tower bunch who are  destroying  it.

Here is a simple solution to the health care problem as proposed by some doctors in Joliet.

Most people who are employed, and have health care insurance from the private sector have a lifetime limit of one million dollars in benefits. The USA has forty seven million people without health insurance. Let the government go to the private sector, and buy these uninsured a policy with a million dollar limit like the rest of us have.

A simple idea like that would stimulate the economy through the insurance companies. It evens everyone by giving them health insurance.  Why won’t it work? It won’t work because of the following reasons:

1. There is no money in it for our representatives to graft

2. There is no opportunity by the representatives to control our liberty, instead it gives us freedom.

3. It is too simple an idea for the complex liberal mind to comprehend.

4. The government could not grow with megalithic proportions.

5. What would we do with all the surplus taxes coming in? (Suggestion, pay off the deficit)

6. Our socialist leaders could not buy the votes they need to get into office.

7. A simple solution, such as proposed, would eliminate the army of legislative lawyers who write thousand page bills that take an army of lawyers to read and interpret.

8. A simple solution would be the  real change we could believe in.

9. A solution proposed by doctors is not acceptable. They can’t be smarter than our mind clogged representatives.

10. Big Brother would have to brainwash another generation before they lead us into a dictatorship.

A Health Care Prediction

Alot of speculation is taking  place on the news about the new health care bill. First of all, why the rush? Everyone seems to want universal health care, so a good proposal should pass easily. I happen to believe the rush to get it done has nothing to do with health care. It has to do with power grabbing. Strike while the iron is hot. No doubt POTUS will use the economy as the reason there is a need for speed.  Just where is all this cost coming from? The government pays Medicare, and Medicaid.  The first is for old guys like me, the second is for someone one who is disabled or on welfare. Well we all know that Medicare is going broke, even though it is a so called insurance plan that we pay into.  At the moment my personal health isn’t expensive, but I was married to a lady who had a heart attack and she turned into an expensive case. 

I don’t believe for one minute that the cost of healthcare is such a drain on the government. If it is, it is their own damn fault for signing  so many people onto the Medicaid part of it.

Another thing, if Medicare is going broke with only a small portion of the population eligible, then  how in the world will POTUS pay to care for the entire population?

If POTUS is so hot to have universal health care, pass a bill that requires all citizens to have it, period. That’s what most states are doing with car insurance. If you get caught driving without it,  you go to court or you go to jail. The same can be done for health care. Show up at a doctor or the ER without an insurance card and they jail you after they treat you.

In the meantime, my vision for what will happen on Obama-Care is in the following cartoon. Scary hilarious isn’t it?

Dr Consults with Federal Obamacare for Direction

Obama-Care

I often hear people tell me that they need a medical procedure that they cannot afford, and they don’t have insurance. They skip going back to the doctor. Instead of taking care of themselves out of their pocket, they neglect their bodies. If insurance pays, it is a different story. Why is this? My deceased wife Barb was in this group. If she had to pay for a treatment she skipped it. She worked as a nurse,  and felt the system owed her the care.

So many times I have heard my own doctor tell me that I need something but my insurance doesn’t cover it, therefore he won’t even think of prescribing it. Why? When I ask if I can pay out of my pocket, he gives me a dumb look like he doesn’t know how to handle a cash customer. Why?

 Our obsession with universal health-care is nuts. We should know by now that if POTUS is pushing  it, that it will be a disaster for all of us. Of course it will be another emergency like the banks, and the car companies, so there will be a hurry for legislation to be passed without any transparency and without anyone reading it ahead of time. Every democratic rubber stamp will be wet with ink on the day of the vote. No amount of  citizen calls, e-mails, and letters to our congressional reps will make a difference. Our congress is a bunch of Obam-ass kissing socialist power grabbers who have forgotten what there jobs are. They represent the people not the president.

Before and After Obamacare

Dr. Obama

No doubt the country wants some form of universal health care. Why? I cannot understand. Health care is a recent invention. I recall, when growing up, that mother took me to the doctor on a streetcar. She paid him in installments. If I was really sick, he came to the house. People lived, and they died.  Today, we seem to have this idea that we need to be taken care of, and we want the government to do it.

I blame the insurance companies for creating this monster. Forty years ago,  if a person went to a doctor with a problem, the doctor asked if he had hospitalization insurance. If the person did, he was hospitalized for tests. That way the patient wouldn’t have to pay. The doctor and the insurance company were in cahoots with each other. The government got into the act with Medicare in 1965.  It was created to provide for the “general welfare.”

It has inculcated a mindset that we are entitled to healthcare. Maybe we are, but there are limits. Be careful what you wish for.

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