Faith

14 September 2009

Healthcare


LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT Obama's health care plan will be written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it and whose members will be exempt from it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a treasury chief who did not pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that is broke. What could possibly go wrong?


That's not my quote, I'm not quite so eloquent.  I saw it on facebook where one of my very intelligent friends CH wrote it in response to something his sister in law said, from what I gathered.


It makes a lot of sense though.  What could possibly go wrong?  I've already heard the excuse "well we're already broke so what does it matter what we spend now"?  But the truth is, that spending more is NOT the answer!  I know this, and if you took any financial classes, or for that matter math classes in college you'd know it too.  Spending more will not make your deficit less it will make it grow.

As for healthcare I do believe we need an overhaul but I do not believe the government needs to be in control of it.  Right now the insurance companies are in control, and things are pretty crappy so how does the government really think they can make things better?  Medicare and medicaid are certainly not better and yet we trust the government to make general healthcare better than it is now?  I have government run healthcare and while yes, it's great to not have to pay anything, I am not really impressed with the quality of care or my lack of options I receive.  I cannot decide what care I can get, not even my doctor can.  We have to rely on what Tricare (the government) is willing to pay for or offer to me based on a checklist of options.  I'm a number on a sheet, not a person with a real problem.

What we need is for patients and doctors to be in control of healthcare.  Healthcare is not a basic right, it's a privilege and is something we should pay for.  Helping people out when they are down is fine, but it should not be forced.  Churches help with charity all the time, and usually provide better care, then government run welfare.  But, we can't do that because then we'd be forcing religion right?

I will pray for this country, we need it!