The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch runs a regular feature in its newspaper identifying an important issue to the local community and asking the vote of the readers on that issue along with comments. Occasionally I will respond and comment on the issue raised, as I did to yesterday’s topic.
The Hot Issue:
Do you think the economy can recover without health-care reform?
The following is an unabridged version of my response to the question above.
The economy stands a much better chance of recovery if the current Congress and the current occupier of the White House will not implement ObamaCare, the nationalization of our health care system.
Reform IS necessary. Let’s start with putting a cap on Malpractice claims. Let’s allow the purchase of insurance across state lines. Let’s offer tax credits for Health Care Premiums for both employees and businesses. Let’s reward and encourage preventive medicine. Let’s allow the insurance companies to offer an array of policy options instead of mandating certain benefits that may not be needed. Let’s penalize those who abuse themselves through drugs, alcohol, food, promiscuous sexual behavior, etc. Why should society pay for immoral and unhealthy behavior?
I liken this to the current cable TV offerings. I will not subscribe to any cable or satellite TV option until they allow me to select only the channels I want. I do not want to support the trash that you get when you subscribe to any of their current offerings.
States mandate certain insurance coverage this should be up to the market place to determine. Get government out of health care. Medicare should be privatized.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Reasonable healthcare reform
Cartoon by William Warren as found on WarrenToons.com 7/21/09