Thursday, August 20, 2009

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Free Healthcare???

Where in the Constitution does it say that Americans have the right to FREE healthcare? Let me be clear: I do believe the current health insurance system needs reform. However, a government-run single payer system is not, I repeat, N.O.T. the answer. I hope you are not of the belief that the Obama administration and Democratic party (especially Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and their like) do not want a government-run single payer system. Although I wouldn't be surprised if you take them at their word...more than half of the citizens (and illegals) in this country are idiots...I mean, they voted for this guy. I'm just sayin'!! However, let's believe Obama when he said that if we were starting a system from scratch a single payer system would be his choice. And since we are not starting from scratch it would be extremely difficult to do because of the infrastructure already in place. This just in...we already have a single-payer system: Medicare. Medicare is run by the government...well, run, as in run like the US Postal service which is now considering eliminating Saturday delivery because they lost $7 BILLION last year and seemingly raise the price of stamps at least twice a year. This is the same government that "runs" Medicare which will be insolvent by 2017. The same government who has this track record: Amtrak, US Postal Service, Social Security (don't count on it for your retirement yet you keep paying into it), Medicare and Medicaid. Seriously??? And you think that at the very least the government should offer a public option?

I am interested to hear your thoughts on the healthcare debate and why you think we need reform.

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