By 2058 No One In America WIll Have Health Insurance

We are a nation of talking points, polarized into opposite camps, fed by the media’s coverage of the most radical concepts that bungling politicians cloak themselves with in order to maintain their seats of power and dole out their patronage.. Those in the highest positions are the worst. It really doesn’t matter which party is in power they are both corrupt. Good men leave Washington in disgust; those remaining are left to fight over the spoils of war. Let’s look at Obama’s piece in the op-ed section of today’s  New York Times, it is a CLASSIC example of deception. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/16/opinion/16obama.html?pagewanted=2&em

 

In this article Obama lists 4 reasons why we need reform.

 

“First, if you don’t have health insurance, you will have a choice of high-quality, affordable coverage for yourself and your family — coverage that will stay with you whether you move, change your job or lose your job.”

 

Honestly we can not forecast will happen to the private sectors business model once the public sector enters the entire arena. Now the government is involved only with a small % through Medicare, Medicade and  the VA. No one mentions that these carry a considerable tax to the working population and that additional large numbers will require offsetting additional tax which will actually make the “affordable” coverage more expensive to everyone whether they use it or not.

 

Second reform will finally bring skyrocketing health care costs under control.

 

I heard today on meet the press that there are 87 new programs proposed in the public sector portion of “reformers” that will create the need for 150,000 NEW federal employees to manage them. I fail to see how that will bring efficiencies, seems to me it creates bigger more expensive government. Even if that number is different one can not start massive new programs without bureaucracy to administer them.

 

Third,    by making Medicare more efficient,………….see above paragraph.

 

Fourth reform will provide every American with some basic consumer protections that will finally hold insurance companies accountable. A 2007 national survey actually shows that insurance companies discriminated against more than 12 million Americans in the previous three years because they had a pre-existing illness or condition. The companies either refused to cover the person, refused to cover a specific illness or condition or charged a higher premium.

 

This kind of benefit will obviously drive premiums and taxes up for everyone. The only way insurance companies can afford to cover all catastrophic illness is to increase deductibles just like they have done with homeowners insurance because of  hurricane losses. Catastrophic illnesses could have the same impact on health insurers driving them out of business and leaving the choice option a solid myth.

 

He continues:

“Most important, we will require insurance companies to cover routine checkups, preventive care and screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies. There’s no reason that we shouldn’t be catching diseases like breast cancer and prostate cancer on the front end. It makes sense, it saves lives and it can also save money.”

 

That’s already happening, just walk into any of these specialists offices and see how many people are there. and they ALL have insurance, there is no reform here only BS.

 

“If we maintain the status quo, we will continue to see 14,000 Americans lose their health insurance every day.”

 

LOL this is the biggest misleading statement of the democrats “talking points” if you do the math on that it means that in 48.9 years no one in America will have insurance. It is insulting for the President to make such bullshit statements. Every one of the insiders mouths this platitude as if we are too stupid to understand it’s BS. Obviously most get coverage back because only 15% don’t have it (and that number is also a complex #).

 

(It is only fair to point out that most of us know also that there is no such thing as a death panel to kill off grandma. That BS is equally insulting and should not be a point of debate, just ain’t goanna happen, and to characterize Obama as evil because of this misstatement is to be reckless with the public trust).  

 

Obama concludes with:

 

“In the end, this isn’t about politics.”

 

Say again fella? It’s ALL about politics and it shows how little anyone in Washington really cares about the health of American people.

Conservatism In America

Several of my wordpress friends profess they do not understand the conservative mind. Perhaps it is simply that they do not wish to. Perhaps it is becuase they brand conservatives into one demonic image and close their minds to individual reasoning just following the group speak of the day.

Whatever the reason, conservatism in America comes in all shapes and sizes as we see from this dudes message. I am not familiar with his personal history, he speaks from the experience of being an American who seems to love his country which is always refreshing for me.