Saturday, July 04, 2009

National Health (S)Care - NEVER SUBMIT!

We MUST stop the government take over of our health care! The government has no business in my health care including my insurance, what it costs me, and what procedures I need and receive and what they cost. No business whatsoever! I buy my own home owners insurance, my own auto insurance, my own umbrella insurance policy, and my own health insurance. Yes some of those come at a reduced group rate through my employer. So what? That too is none of your business nor that of the government. I worked extremely hard to pull myself out of that ghetto suburb of Los Angeles, get an engineering degree from UCLA, start and maintain my career. If I have a so-called "perk" from my employer, what business is it of yours? And what business is that of the governments? NONE!

This is a country of equal opportunity, not equal outcome. There was nothing inherently special or gifted about me or my abilities. I simply determined young that I would make a better life for myself. And I did. And now you control freaks want to tax me back into that god-forsaken existence south of Watts?? NEVER!

Crusader Rabbit seems to have posted the entirety of a Mark Steyn article entitled Socialized Heath - The Point of No Return. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE! Government control of health care or even health insurance is a PERMANENT game changer. One to which no free people should ever consider submitting. In fact, governemnt control over your body or any other equally personal business decision should never be accepted. You give up those rights and you are no longer free.

Even though I don't agree with everything The Cato Institute supports, they do provide some good information here.

Including an analysis of National Health Care Systems Around the World which points out that the broad and growing trend is to move away from centralized government control and to introduce more market-oriented features. And that Americans spend more on healthcare because we are a wealthy nation and we choose to do so. And that Medicares unfunded liabilities now top $50 Million and that unchecked, spending will increase fourfold over the next cenury.

Where I diverge from the Cato Institute is regarding the alleged 47 million uninsured Americans. First of all, when they do these determinations as to who is or is not uninsured, they don't demand proof of citizenship. That removes at least 10 million illegal aliens who shouldn't be here in the first place reducing the number to 37 million. Second, they discount the fact that young healthy adults willfully choose NOT to acquire health insurance. That acounts for about 40% of those uninsured. That reduces the number by about another 10 million to 27 million. Third, 19% of those uninsured make a good middle class income of at least $75k and could purchase health insurance if they so choose. Now, a free people should not be forced to purchase health insurance or anything else so counting them among the uninsured is simply wrong. That's another 10 million gone leaving about 17 million. Another 10 million are actually covered by Medicare, the government insurance plan so counting them is just a flat out lie. This leaves less than 10 million people who might actually be uninsured.

For the sake of about 3% of the population, the statist Democrat and me-too Republican control freaks want to fundamentally change the relationship between the American citizen and the American government. I say NO WAY. What say YOU?

For those of you who think Massachusetts instituted state health care so it can be done on a national level, cato points out that not everyone in MA is insured, health care costs continue to rise much faster than the national average, insurance rates increased at nearly double the national average rate of increase, consumer choices are limited by regulations and bureaucracy, program costs have skyrocketed despite tax increases, the program has huge deficits (hopefully it'll collapse under its own weight soon), doctors are leaving the state while people are demanding more and more freebies, and the state is considering rationing. Sounds just like all those countries with this idiotic statist plan. And don't forget that Romney brought that jewel to MA. Let's not allow him to bring it to us on a national level.

And I have a message to the Canadians who hang out in our chat room. Especially the ones that have moved here and now clamor for Canadian style health care.... If it was so great, you're free to enjoy it right now by moving there. You run your country and your health care the way you want to. And we'll run ours the way we want to. Let the population decide by noting how many Canadians run across the border and pay cash rather than risk dying while waiting in Canadian lines.

And THAT is my rant on government control of health care. NEVER SUBMIT!


Anonymous said...

Right on Kirly. You are absolutely correct with the uninsured stats. I know people who are gainfully employed yet refuse to buy their own insurance. Well, their choice, too bad.Unfortunately, many of them are screaming the loudest for freebies.Not on my dime!

Kirly said...

yeah, it's really bizarre what people give a higher priority to over their own health. it should go something like this: food, shelter, security, HEALTH. but people have this notion that something as valuable as health care shouldn't cost them a dime. outrageous!