Why The Government Can’t Run Health Insurance
CNN produced a story today that should settle the question as to whether we should trust the government to run a single payer health insurance program. Please watch the story. Notice how Medicare handles the purchase of a $440 wheelchair for an entitled recipient. They don’t buy it they rent it. Congress sets the rules and Congress decided it was smarter to rent the chair for $1200 per baker’s year (think about it-it’s Congressional common sense to avoid all logic) rather than purchase it outright.
As detailed in the story there is legislation that would make Medicare open to competitive bidding in an effort to lower costs. However, 84 Representatives say competitive bidding is not fair. Representative Betty Sutton (D-OH) refused to explain her opposition simply spewing verbal vomit at CNN’s Drew Griffin. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) did the same, although it did sound like she might have understood the source of the problem. (Drew Griffin did a good job on this piece.) AND these are the people Americans want to hand over their health insurance to? PLEASE, people wake up from your drunken stoopers.
I know many of you are wringing your hands saying, “but you have to admit there is a health care crisis,” or “we have to do something!” Well, if creating a government-run single-payer (as defined on p.16 of the House Bill,) system is doing something, I say, doing nothing is far better. I heard President Obama once say he was not above stealing anyone else’s idea and if Republicans had another idea he was open to it. Apparently he didn’t mean it. I have never met an open-minded liberal who’s mind was not sealed tighter than Fort Knox. So I realize I may be peeing into the wind but to sit quietly while these people in Congress and our leader in the White House try to destroy health care in their quest to socialize the nation, would make me an accessory to the crime.
There is an old saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” In attempting to throw out the problems in our current system, we risk destroying it completely and replacing it with a system that will be highly inefficient, corrupt, and deadly to anyone with a serious illness. Besides, where will the Canadians go to find a good doctor?