Contrary to claims that government-imposed “universal health care” would solve America’s health care problems, it would in fact destroy American medicine and countless lives along with it.
More government is not the answer to health care or anything else. My sister works very high up in a Chicago hospital and my conversations with her about the government regulations that exist now that drive costs up would OPEN YOUR EYES. The government is a major reason why health care costs are so out of control. When nurses have to spend 50% of their paid time doing paperwork that is demanded by government regulations (imposed on hospitals and insurance companies already) you have workers who are only half as efficient, hospitals have to charge more to make up. I could go on. Most Americans are so uninformed on issues such as the economy and health care that they have no clue. We all know there is a problem, but we have some who think that the government is the answer, and some who don’t. I am always in favor of the private sector, though I am a humble school teacher who will never be rich. It is a fallacy that there are uninsured people in this country. Anyone, without health care can walk into an emergency room and they have to be treated. They will be treated. There are factual cases where uninsured people have received open heart surgery that costs six-figures. What this issue is about is not health care, but politics…. yeah I know, call me crazy. Anyway, here’s an article that you can choose to read or not, but one that hits the nail on the head and did so almost two years ago: Moral Health Care vs. “Universal Health Care”.
PS – I do not deny that we need some regulation of the private sector. But what we have now and what we are beginning to see is crossing the line in my opinion.