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Thoughts on health care

March 22, 2010 - Blaine Hyska
Obama’s health care proposal will soon become the law of the land.

For better or worse, we’re stuck with it.

This is a massive piece of legislation, probably a couple thousand pages. No one seems to know exactly what’s it in or what’s not in it.

Why would any lawmaker vote for it if they didn’t know what’s in it?

I can’t imagine a member of the county board of commissioners, or a city council acting so irresponsibly.

They would be laughed out of office if they did.

I believe there needs to be some reform of health care coverage. Costs are skyrocketing. If insurance companies are making record profits, gouging people and raising rates, something needs to be done.

There ought to be some sort of competition in the health care system. That’s just common sense. I would support that type of reform.

But requiring everyone to participate is a big problem.

Young families around here are struggling to survive. They’re not driving fancy cars, and they don’t have fancy homes.

But they will now be forced to buy the “approved” insurance.

Young families, for the most part, are healthy. They would rather spend their paychecks on something other than another insurance premium.

I’ve heard the arguments. If they do have a serious illness, they’ll be forced into bankruptcy by the greedy doctors and insurance companies. Still, the odds are in their favor.

Now, instead of insurance companies and doctors driving a few families into bankruptcy, the government will driving hundreds of thousands of families into assistance programs.

Maybe that was the plan in the first place. More government assistance programs means bigger government.

If this is such a good thing, why did Obama need to pass a law forcing people to join?

Americans aren’t stupid. They would stand in line to join a great plan.

I don’t see that happening.


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