Monday, March 22, 2010

Tired of it all! (warning ventint)

So this is a venting session. I have read lots of peoples agruments to this healthcare bill that past. I can't say I am all for everything in it but I am definitly not against some of the ideas.
The first thing that makes me laugh all the time is that people keep saying they don't want to be forced to buy health insurance. Now I agree that it should be affordable but to say that you don't need it and you should be given the choice... Let me ask you this, do you have car insurance? Were you given that option? Do you really want to be without that car insurance when some underinsured or uninsured driver hits you? The answer would be no. So why do you feel so compelled to agrue that it is unconstitutional to be told to buy health insurance? Which leads me to my next point. Other people then say that their money shouldn't be going to help the poor pay for their health insurance. They think this is socialist. Let me tell you something you may not know, you are ALREADY paying their bill. Hello people, they can't afford healthcare thus they don't pay their bill and costs go up. See the problem. We already do this, nothing new in this healthcare bill just it would come out of taxes instead of increasing all our medical expenses everyyear.
Last thing I promise. How come all these people who are complaining about all this and saying they'll never have government in their life will be lined up to get medicare in their old age? Do they not realize this is socialized medicine for the old people? I am sure I can agrue more but I have a show on tv I want to watch!
Anyways, just wanted some people to get a different view. How healthcare system sucks. And yes maybe some people would have to wait in line but the other side of the argument might be that right now plenty of people don't get the care they need cause they get turned down due to lack of insurance or even that they are not in network (don't get me started on insurance companies).
The silver lining to this healthcare bill being passed is that it keeps the talks going. I don't agree with everything in it. Yet I do think that you have to start somewhere and if it did get shot down this last week then it would have more than likely ended there and more people would continue to suffer.
I hope this just gives a different perspective to some. Okay I am done. Love Everyone.


Gavin said...

I understand some of your points, Anna, but I have to take you up on this a little. For one, the reason that car insurance is required is to protect the people you hit, not yourself. For another, I feel it is very wrong for the federal government to require that anyone buy anything on threat of penalty. Furthermore the expansion of the powers of the IRS that are outlined in this bill are downright frightening.
The biggest point of argument with any of this is the question of the role of government. In my opinion, providing health insurance is not the government's job.
While the healthcare system has been flawed, this does not fix it. I could outline all the ways that this will bankrupt the nation, or the very real possibility of rationed care. The fact that the federal government has just moved to take control of an industry that accounts for a sixth of the nation's economy should frighten anyone.
I cannot imagine that anyone thinks that the federal government is a benevolent entity that has the best interest of the citizenry at heart. Remember that anything that takes agency away is dangerous.

The White House said...

I'll agree that government should not take this on entirely. I think they should be encouragin local and state to get something done, which is something you stated before and I agreed (shocking I know!). If you want to look at car insurance that way then you can look at health insurance the same way. If everyone had it I would be protected from paying everyones bill in mine. Some people just don't pay Gavin and that gets put on the back of those who are blessed enough to pay.
Okay and I'll agree that the government shouldn't penalize people for not being insurued but they wouldn't have to if it was affordable. Which is really th ebig issue for most people. Make it affordable and most smart people will get it. Because Every one knows that no matter how hard you try you will end up sick, or your kid breaks a bone, or something that will require you to go to the hospital.
Anyways, I do see some of your points. And I totally agree this isn't the way to do it but I do hope it leaves talks open to get something done right.