Sunday, November 08, 2009

Landmark Health Care Reform Makes Us Worse Off

Speaker Pelosi, and those that share her ideology, must be on cloud nine. Last night, the House narrowly passed health care reform legislation along party lines -- 220 - 215. Obviously, there is a long way to go before it will reach Obama's desk -- three more votes including a Senate debate and bill and a combined bill that both legislatures will need to vote on.
The House legislation would for the first time require every individual to obtain insurance, and would require all but the smallest employers to provide coverage to their workers. It would vastly expand Medicaid and create a new marketplace where people could obtain federal subsidies to buy insurance from private companies or from a new government-run insurance plan.
It is not too late; it is not a forgone conclusion that this will become law.

Only a raving lunatic would tout this legislation along with the lines of Social Security in 1935 and Medicare in 1965 -- two entitlement program that are inefficient, financially broke and far removed from their original legislative spin.

Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and now government health care are based on fraud, redistribution of wealth and theft (the forthcoming cap and trade is likewise). It will burden this nation for decades and eventually break it. Centralized health care will cost every one more, return less, result in rationing, eliminate many medicines from the market, and disincentivizes investment in modern medical treatments and innovations.

Our government, based on the people we have elected, has taken another step forward in controlling more our our lives. It not only has taken control of our financial futures, it is trying to take control over our physical well-being.

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