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August 9, 2009

The New Healthcare Reform

I don't talk politics. Online. Usually...That's one thing I don't like to discuss outside of my own home with people that I know see the same views as I do. It's a headache. It's frustrating. It causes fights and unnecessary arguements. BUT, just for once, I think I'll post my opinion on this new Public Healthcare System that our oh so fantastic [if you were in my mind right now, you would realize that I was being extremely sarcastic.] I'm starting to notice more and more people posting their opinions on this touchy subject and I wanted to get my input in too.

First of all, I'll go ahead and tell you- I'm Republican and I'm Conservative...usually very conservative depending on the topic. However, I try to learn about each side of a debate, especially when it's something that will, in turn, have an effect on each and every American citizen. As far as this new healthcare reform is concerneed, I don't agree with it.

Yes, I think it sucks that there are hard-working, decent American citizens out there that can't afford health insurance. Yes, I think that they should be able to have health insurance. Yes, there are families with children out there that can't afford health insurance, and yes there are sick people out there who can't afford treatment. But, Government run healthcare or not-who is going to be paying for that healthcare? Who's tax dollars are going to pay for people who WON'T get a job (not can't...WON'T) and won't take care of themselves? WE are. OUR tax dollars are going to go toward this reform. There is no such thing as a FREE healthcare system. Are YOU and your family willing to use your hard-earned dollars to pay for someone elses cosmetic surgery or prescription drug addiction? Just as is true with any FREE system (example: Welfare) there are going to be people to abuse it.

I'll be honest, I have never had to deal with not being able to afford healthcare. I haven't. And I don't apologize for it. My daddy worked hard to make sure that my family was taken care of, just as my husband works hard now to ensure the same thing for our family. I'm a believer in WORKING for what you get. There are tons and TONS of job opportunities out there for someone to earn good healthcare. Whether you work as the Garbage man or as a UPS driver. THE OPPORTUNITY IT THERE! Problem is, all of this free stuff is encouraging people that don't want to do anything to continue sitting on their butt's and not trying to help themselves. If you work (and get laid off and CAN'T find a job) and try to better yourself and help yourself, then hell yes [pardon the language] I'm willing to help and agree you deserve it. But if you just want a handout [or in Obama's terms=bailout] then get serious. As for the children, I believe in healthcare for children, even if their parents don't have it. It's not their fault their parents may or may not be able to afford it. No child should have to suffer for the mistakes their parents make or their inability to afford care for them.

Another point- if you cut out all insurance companies (including the private companies as is his plan) and go to ONE healthcare system, what happens to the millions of people that work in the Health Insurance business? What happens to their jobs? Similarly, I don't like the idea of the Government being able to tell me which doctor I have to see and which hospital I have to go to. OhMommy over at Classy Chaos made a good point about government run businesses-The Postal Service, The DMV-we have no choices in these areas. Is this really the best step forward? ANOTHER choice we no longer have because the government has taken it away from us?This country was founded on the right to make our own choices, not to have the government teling us what we can do.

I don't like the idea of having all public records on a computer system. My question is, where is the funding going to come from to provide additional computer software to hospital staff to make their rounds and do their routine checks on patients? Are they going to make them put them on paper and then transfer them to computer? Having worked in a hospital myself, nursing units are already short staffed as it is, whose going to cover the overtime it's going to take for them to do that? Also, who's going to pay for everyone who doesn't have access to a computer the ability to keep up with their medical records? Are we going to buy them computers too? With one government run healthcare system, who says that they won't be able to charge what they want? With them being the only healthcare providers, what will those of us who CAN pay do? We'll have to pay it because there won't be any other option. My final question is simply this: If this is going to be such a brilliant plan and solve all problems and provide a wonderful healthcare system and insurance---why is the President and the Congress going to be exempt from its stipulations?

[Oh yeah, one last thing, and as far as the "childhood obesity epidemic" that Obama's plan refers to, much of that issue is due to kids sitting around at home in front of video games and computers all day instead of playing in the yard and taking part in physical activity. Not a problem with health that requires government funded scientific research. Healthy food, fruit and vegetables, and daily exercise would eliminate much of this problem. As far as heart conditions, diabetes, stroke and cancer go: many of these things are hereditary and can be somewhat prevented with proper diet and exercise as well. There isn't a whole lot science can do with a persons DNA composition...atleast not until they decide they want to start playing God.]

Check here for the specific locations of controversial issues in Obama's Healthcare Plan. As a christian and firm believer in the Bible, the nationally issued Identification Card discussed on Page 58 scares me enough as it is. Sounds a little like something called the "mark of the beast" to me...They want direct access to our bank accounts, control of what kind of healthcare we NEED and should have, which doctors we are ABLE to see, and which benefits we are elligble for. Not only that, ILLEGAL NON US CITIZENS would now qualify for FREE Healthcare. So much for a US citizenship exam. Who needs to be a citizen when you can come get free healthcare?

Like I said, these are just some of my thoughts on this issue. I would love to hear what others are thinking about Obama's plan. Leave me some comments...

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3 Comments:

At August 9, 2009 at 2:54 PM , Anonymous JenniferG said...

You know what is scary? I have been thinking THE VERY SAME THINGS THAT YOU HAVE... right down to the computer chips and mark of the beast. I could have written this post myself. I am so happy that somebody else out there is musing over the same issues.

 
At August 9, 2009 at 5:32 PM , Blogger Kelli said...

All we need to do is take a look at what's going on oversears in England and other countries with "free" healthcare to see that it doesn't work. Just for the record, I voted for McCain!

 
At August 10, 2009 at 12:32 PM , Blogger Katy said...

Amen! Thank you for posting your opinion! It is nice to see fellow conservatives blogging about the facts! I am a dedicated listener to Talk Radio. If you ever have time to listen to Rush or Sean Hannity, you will become so discouraged about what is happening with our country. SOOOOO depressing. America is slipping away with too many grabbers and the givers being squeezed to death! Tax payers will also be paying for abortions! Nice :\ If you know anything about Obama, the first thing that is evident is that he wants to see America destroyed. He was raised to hate America and served under Jerimiah Wright who preaches others to hate America. Some facts to only SKIM the surface.

 

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