American Thinker Blog: Why Can't My Health Insurance Be Like My Car Insurance?
Some interesting thoughts on health care reform and how to fix the health insurance industry. The funny thing is that the health insurance industry has very little incentive to fix things because they are making lots and lots of money. They stand to make even more money when millions of young people are forced by the government to buy insurance, while giving up pre-existing conditions which is backed by government. This whole debate has been in their favor and who can blame them for raking in the dough falling from our pockets, they are in business to make money.
If we want true reform then lets have tort reform today, why wait! Lets have interstate insurance policies, again why wait! The only reason to wait is for political gain, which is complete and utter BS. Repeal Obamacare, but there is no reason that while that fight is ongoing not to do the two other things that would actually make a difference in us the ones being fleeced. I know if we actually did something, Obama would take the credit and it would almost assure him of re-election, which is no damn excuse for playing politics but rather a sad commentary on the state of our country. I understand that Congress doesn't want to give him another feather for his cap, so he can go about crowing about his tax cuts or his reforms.
I am going to say something blasphemous, who the hell cares! Fix the damn system, so we the taxpayers get to worry less. Help us not have to decided health care or food or gas. The country is in the crapper and now is not the time to worry about who gets the credit for fixing it. If the criminals in Washington what to impress me then they need to help us by doing the things that will actually make a difference in our lives. Reform the tax structure. Fix rising health care costs. Do something to reduce the deficit and the National Debt. Roll back or eliminate regulations that prevent us from creating more jobs or becoming energy independent. Hell lets use our resources to power our country back to greatness and make America the greatest place on Earth to do business. Lower the corporate tax, if Canada can do it even with socialized medicine then we should be able to as well.
We need to grow up and start acting like adults. It really doesn't matter who gets the credit if we actually fix this country because there will be credit to go around, the Tea Party, Republicans in the House, the nearly even Senate, and the President. If the goal is to have control of everything then let the country fall farther in the crapper, just so we can go back to those wonderful spendthrift days of Bush. Otherwise, lets force Washington to do what is right and fix the damn mess they created now, vice kicking it down the road. I don't care if it is a Democrat or a Republican that fixes the mess as long as the mess is fixed.
There are a lot of ideas floating around out there, so why not adopt and few and get things rolling in the right directions, vice wasting our time about how it doesn't do enough or who gets the damn credit. The voters are pissed at both parties and they should damn well know it and we are going to toss them out on their collective asses if they don't start doing something to fix this country NOW!