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.

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5 Responses

  1. Damn PT, sounds to me like your level of disgust with politics is walking you to…..? I won’t say the “A” word. I know this because it is the same road I walked.

    > reckless with the public trust

    I’m not sure there is much of that left. I saw the clips where a woman senator said “You don’t trust me?” and they all said NO! I like it! No one, including me, chooses to become an anarchist..they just end up there after they lose any faith that government can get its act together.

    Since it is the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, I can crib from that and say: It is the dawning of the Age of Anarchy! LOL!

  2. PT, How much have your premiums gone up in the 5 years? Compare that to how much your earnings have gone up. Can you continue to afford your insurance now that you are retired?

  3. ee in the last 5 years i have had 2 deaths of immediate family members (1 in my house after 2 years of life ending health decline and most recently my mother). I have had 4 minor surgeries and an emergency room experience. I get 7 scrips filled monthly. The most expensive 1 is $60 for 90 days. My spouse gets spinal injections, hormone therapy and takes as much medicine as I do. I am a subject matter expert on my insurance , medicare and medicade as well (it applied to 1 family member).

    I have had zero premium increase and I can choose any doctor I wish. There are different rates for in network doctors and out of network. My primary care guy sees me as I need it and refers me to competent specialists for quick assessments.

    My experience is typical of many Americans and we are all angry at Obama and the “progressives” who dismiss us as in need of reform and liken us to rightwing nut cases who don’t know how to manage our own lifes better than government does..

    What we are in need of is being left the fuck alone. It is working for us.

    I know you don’t want to hear these kinds of answers but reality is I can retire just fine as long as the government doesn’t change my coverage or increase taxes. One thing for sure is that the government will not make my situation better.

    What is most likely to occur is that my insurer will be forced to alter existing coverage to compete with a public sector market changer who has “free money” to play with.

    And the powers that be tell me I need change but they don’t listen. They lie to us and dismiss us and anger is growing almost daily.

  4. First of all I am sorry for your losses. Even though we may disagree on certain issues, I value your opinions. It gives me a great perspective on what a lot of Americans are feeling.

    I understand that you want to be left alone and to manage your own affairs. When I was working, I always chose the plan that let me go to any doctor without having to go through a primary care doctor.

    Now I am in the V.A. and I have to play by their rules but at least it’s free. Thanks for opening up.

  5. […] recently posted a blog against government involvement in health care.  Here is a link to his blog.  After reading his blog, I asked him this question: PT, How much have your premiums gone up in 5 […]

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