The hot topic these days in Health Care. I have dedicated a post and discussion to the protesting. Now I want to talk about the legislature. Depending on what channel you are watching and who is talking the numbers for support jump all over the place. The President has even misspoken about his own supporters for the bill. So lets look at the two titles being used.
Health Care Reform vs Universal Health Care
Health Care Reform is a broad term that defines any change to the current health care system. Polling this question misleading and you should watch for the wordings when viewing any poll data.
Universal Health Care is the term generally used to describe the current bill being argued. The politicians have adjusted the name as appropriate to make people forget that it is intended to cover all. This plan would be governed by the politicians and regardless of what is said would be the demise of Private Insurance.
I support Health Care Reform. This means that I do not think our current health care system is perfect and would like to see it made better. I always want to see things made better and so should everyone else. The politicians are not only referring to this current bill as Health Reform all the polls I have seen show ~3/4 support for reform and less than 1/2 for the current proposed bill.
I do not support Universal Health Care. I do not support any legislation that would nationalize any private industry. If I wanted that I would move to Venezuela. We can debate the merits of the bill, but I will not support anything that is government run. I may agree with something in the bill, but the bill itself is a travesty to what I think America is.
We work for what we get and get what we work for. At least that is how it should be.
I would like to debate what people currently pay for health care. Do you pay more for health insurance than you do for your care or home? Is your health not more important than those things? I would also like to be presented an example of a government run program that runs well.
I also wonder if my pay would go up since my company would not longer have to pay for me? It would have to so I can pay higher taxes. (Before you start yelling that taxes will not go up, I urge you to research and find out that they have not yet figured out how to pay for this. They plan to get it passed then will figure out how to pay for it.)
I do not hate the people who want to help everyone. I do feel they are misguided idealists who do not see humans for what they are. We are greedy and opportunistic. We can choose to use those traits to better ourselves through hard work or use them to take from others.
For you who don't know me, I was raised by those people for most of my formidable years. Instead of adopting their views I rebelled against them and vowed to fight them. I grew up with people always complaining about how it was everyone Else's fault, no one would give them a chance, can't find a job because of my criminal record and how the rich had more then they needed and should share. They said all this while drinking excessively, doing drugs, getting into fights, skirting the law, and plotting crime. They came home after getting fired and complained about the boss being a piece of $%^& who didn't like him. All he did was punch a guy in the face for not talking to him properly. The "world is against me"!!!
Liberals, these are the people you cry for. You are shown a mother with two to five kids who look disheveled and hungry and you weep. You are not shown that the woman is a drug addict who lives with an abusive boyfriend. They don't show that the mother sits idly by while the kids are beaten by said boyfriend or she beats them herself.
We all should weep , but not for the mother. We should weep for the kids and then we should have the guts to pull them away from the mother and find adults who will love them. For you Christian Right people I say that even Gay adults are better parents than these people I am describing.
We already have plans in place for people with real need. It is them that we are punishing.