Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Healthcare Brouhaha

I'm not a fan of the healthcare act.  I work in healthcare, and I would like to see less involvement of the insurance company AND government.  The more red tape that has to be sorted through, the less patient time that I have and the more cost it is to provide care per patient.  I think reform is needed, and I think that it is commendable if the government is trying to help cover some of the gaps.  I have a huge problem with the comprehensive nature of the current act.  Sorry, but I don't trust the government.  I wouldn't trust the Republicans to do this any more than I do the Democrats.  I just have very little trust in the government to run anything efficiently. 

As far as all the rumors go, I'm having a hard time sorting it all out.  I spent a little more time today trying to read the bill, but mostly I kept asking what the different things meant.  They refer to definitions or clauses as found in Section 4578 of the Act of Obscurity, subsection G(iii), subparagraph 42, except in the case of a zebra crossing the street at 4:52 pm, in which case, refer to the minutiae in clause (ii) on page 67984 of this bill which will send you on another wild goose chase.  Needless to say, I did not look up all the definitions, which means I don't really know exactly what it says. (I was reading the part that people claim will coerce euthanasia on seniors.)

Is the bill really hiding all kinds of nefarious agendas?  Good question.  It's so hard to get a straight answer.  I see far too many people getting their answers from listening to Uncle Harry jaw at the local corner store. Harry clearly thinks this plan is out to get us.  I have to tell you that I can't trust those opinions.  I also accidently managed to get on an email list from the White House regarding the healthcare plan.  I kind of like that, but I also don't trust their answers, because I don't trust politicians.  They spin everything to suit their needs.  The only politicians I can stand to listen to are the ones that occasionally crop up that say something that might not be popular with the majority, but they say it anyway because it's true.

I don't want government healthcare, because I frankly think they'll stink at running it.  I also have serious questions about how any politician that is so pro-abortion could be trusted to come up with a healthcare plan that is truly fair for all.  Will it be fair for everyone?  Or only those that he feels are worth healthcare?  What if I have a child that I want that requires significant prenatal care?  Will that be covered, even if it isn't a first or second child?

Anyway, we can each stand on our side of the divide and shout to the other side about how "we're" right and "they're" wrong.   Yet, if we would first look to the needs of the others (and realize that there are no "sides" because we're all in this together), stand up for all that can't stand up for themselves (especially the unborn, the dying, and those that are suffering), we would be better equipped to address the problems.  In fact, we might even eliminate some of the problems WITHOUT the government trying to tell us how to do it.  We need to take responsibility and act where it is possible.  For example, CHECK OUT THIS CLINIC. In a country where healthcare has gone crazy, they are not waiting for someone to fix things for them, they are simply doing something about it. Especially check out the page about care for the uninsured

I think I might move to Madison.

1 comment:

  1. I am, like you, vry concerned with tthe direction our government is going with health care. One of my doctors is from Sweden where socialist health care is the way things are done and he is disgusted and concerned that this may become the norm in the US. He has told me some real horror stories about it.

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