Monday, November 9, 2009

Redistribution of Health – “Obamacare”

We all know that President Obama is in favor of “Redistribution of Wealth” (what Karl Marx preached) because he told us so with his conversation with “Joe the Plumber” during the Presidential campaign of 2008, but from reading the Democrats health care plans and listening to Obama speak, it seems he’s also in favor of “Redistribution of Health”.

In a recent poll, 85% of the people were satisfied with their health care. So what’s the problem? Can’t we devise some remedy for the 15% who want or need health insurance without throwing out our whole health care system, which is considered by most everyone, the best in the world? Yes, in some cases it’s too expensive and causes some people to get into financial difficulty in accessing it, so why don’t we try to fix that problem instead of scrapping the whole health care system? The old expression of “don’t throw out the baby with the bath water” certainly applies in this case.

There are some people on the left who claim that health care is a “right”. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say we must give someone or anyone health care. It should be somewhat of a priority, but giving it the status of a “right” is just a little too much. If health care (or insurance) are a “right”, what about food, shelter, and clothing? Aren’t they just as important, if not more so than health care?

Why should anyone be forced to buy health insurance under penalty of law? It would be beneficial if everyone had some type of affordable health insurance to guard against a health crisis, but shouldn’t that decision be left to the individual to decide, not the government? Of course, so tell that to Obama and the Democrats who are hell-bent on trying to shove government-run health care down our throats, whether we want it or not.

The young people today are the one’s who will get the “shaft” if the
“Obamacare” proposal(s) pass the Congress. They will be forced to pay higher premiums to “redistribute” the risk of health care for everyone. The one’s that use health care the most, seniors over the age of 55, use about 80% of all health care costs that we expend each year. Young people do get sick and injured and need health services, but compared to the seniors their costs are a fraction of the total costs of health care.

I think forcing people to buy health insurance when they don’t want to, is un-American and it might even be illegal or un-Constitutional. According to an article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal;
“President Obama proposes to require insurers to sell policies to everyone no matter what their health status. By itself this requirement, called “guaranteed issue” would just mean that insurers would charge predictably sick people the extremely high premiums that reflect their future expected costs. But, if Congress adds another requirement, called “community rating”, insurers’ ability to charge higher premiums for higher risks will be sharply limited”. That would mean that a healthy 25 year old and a 55 year old with cancer would pay nearly the same premium for a health policy. Is that fair and equitable?

Do you think that the healthier, poorer 25 year old should be forced to subsidize an older, sicker, higher income earner? To me, that would be “Redistribution of Health”, and it will be “the straw that breaks the camel’s back”, as it discriminates against younger people who need less health insurance coverage than do people over the age of 55.

If, we the people, let Obama and the Democrats “transform” our entire health care system (that accounts for about 1/6 of our economy) we’ll have nobody to blame but ourselves. Talk about “killing the goose that lays the golden eggs”, that’s it, soft or hard boiled.

Write you’re elected representatives today and tell them “NO” to government-run healthcare, and tell them to cleanup the fiscal mess of Medicare and Medicaid so that the safety net for our retired senior citizens can be maintained and can be accessed by future retirees. It’s the right thing to do!

Written by Chuck Lehmann

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Al Fantuzzi said...

How come the "esteemed" Congressmen didn't inclide the clause in their bill that would've included them in it's provisions of the "fair and equitible" health care bill they just passed last week? These phonies in Congress are mostly all hypocrites (mainly on the Democrat side of the aisle). They are in favor of unions but refuse to let their staffers join one, they are in favor of government-run health care but exempt themselves from it's provisions. The definition of HYPOCRISY fits the Dems to a tee, "the pretense of having virtues,moral principles, or religious beliefs that one does not really possess". I couldn't have said it better myself.

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Scott Horner said...

These Ultra-Rich, Elitist Democrats are destroying the Middle Class!
FIRE Congress!