Healthcare Yes! Gov’t? No!

There is a striking contrast out there about Obamacare. The step toward socialized medicine has never really caught on. Oh, it’s crept above 50% once or twice, but not by much, and currently those that approve of it sit at about 17%. That is the number of people that accept it and like it as it stands. Most either want it drastically changed, or want it booted altogether.

But here’s the interesting thing. Gallup (the same people that did the poll about the approval of Obamacare), asked a follow up question…should government ensure healthcare or provide healthcare. And while a majority of folks (57%) say that the government should ensure that all Americans get healthcare, only 40% say that the government should actually provide that healthcare themselves. They obviously have seen what the government does with our veterans!

And this gets to the point that needs to be stressed. There is a good point in Obamacare. Let me repeat that, because I’ve railed against it so often for the last five or so years that it may have gone over the heads of some of you. There actually is a good point in Obamacare. It’s the removal of the “pre-existing condition” clause that most insurance companies still throw in if you’re buying individual healthcare that’s not in the Obamacare exchange. 25% of Americans have a “pre-existing condition”, which could be anything from high cholesterol to diabetes, to high blood pressure, anything that insurance companies could balk at as far as insuring you. 

I think that’s why most Americans think the way they do. They think it’s pretty neat to do away with the pre-existing condition clause, and a lower amount think the 26 year old kid living in the basement should also be allowed to be on your healthcare insurance plan. Other than that, most people don’t believe the government should stick their nose into your healthcare.

That’s a stark contrast to the way Obamacare was set up. It was set up to actually control your healthcare. It was set up to give Grandma “a pill” to ease the pain rather than the expensive heart surgery that could help her live another year or two. That was how it was originally intended to control costs. Remember the “death panels”? They were the ones that would set the rules for when a patient had basically outlived their usefulness and should be given medication rather than expensive surgery. But they were actually a panel…though they have since disbanded.

No, Obamacare overall was a monstrously bad idea. The mere fact that any government should control how you deal with your health is wrong. They did have a couple of points that made sense, and that was it. But it doesn’t take 2,000 pages of law to do away with pre-existing conditions, and deadbeat kids who live in your basement. You can do that with one page, and a boot.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

8 thoughts on “Healthcare Yes! Gov’t? No!

  1. How come they never identify those 17% who agree with Obamacare? I would bet that those 17% were the people who didn’t have any healthcare to begin with and are now receiving it FREE!

    As I recall, one of the major objectives behind those HIPAA laws was to make sure that anybody having a pre-existing condition that was covered under their current employers healthcare plan could not be denied coverage if they were to change jobs!

    The best thing they could do would be to allow people to buy healthcare from across state lines.

    For GOD and Country

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    1. I would agree completely, Tom. And yes… buying insurance across state lines would help. So would being able to buy it like you buy your car or homeowners insurance…YOU pick and choose what you want to be covered for!

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  2. I recall Obama saying that if you were young and healthy you might choose a cheaper plan with less coverage. Hmmm, I thought. I was perfectly healthy until the heart attacks and triple by-pass suddenly crept upon me. There should be no “levels” of coverages with varied rates. It should be total insurance for any policy holder so it becomes not a matter of degree of insurance but merely whether or not you have the insurance.

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    1. The problem with that Carl, is that I now have to have insurance to cover me when I’m pregnant! I don’t think that’s going to happen anytime soon (nor is my wife going to be!). So, pregnancy coverage isn’t really very efficient for us…why buy it?

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  3. Well Cactus, a little late on my views on this.

    there was another point in the ACA that everyone has overlooked and that is the lifting of the lifetime limit of coverage, usually one million dollars. While this may sound like a lot, a diagnosis of cancer with hospital stays, chemo and follow ups can eat that up in no time. This and the pre-existing conditions are the major parts of the law.

    As for everyone railing against government healthcare, I’m on Medicare and love it. While it is true that I do pay a tidy sum for the supplement, I am not balance billed, no co-pays, nada. When you see how many docs I have and how often they see me because I’m special (you know why) at $40-$45 a visit, it adds up. I’m having my right knee replaced in April, the surgery, rehab, follow ups, etc. will clock in at around $15,000 or so and I will not pay a dime. Not bad , huh.

    I know and your unwashed masses have railed against socialism, so I guess you will not be taking Social Security or Medicare because you are strong in your beliefs or are you going to receive same and think maybe socialism isn’t all that bad.

    Jail to the Chief and his who grafting family.

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    1. Actually, you’re right…I DID forget about lifting the $1 million limit, and it IS an asset. Medicare has huge problems and can’t stay viable too much longer. It’s a lot like social security. And while the people that are on medicare love it, it’s not because of medicare, it’s because of all of the supplemental insurance that’s really cheap that you can buy that fills in all of the holes. Government’s job is to pass laws, have a strong defense of your country and fix roads and bridges, and print money. It’s NOT to be a competing healthcare system with the private sector. That always leads to trouble. And yes…I plan on taking social security…I was FORCED to pay into it my entire adult life, so I want what I’ve put in. I much rather would have been told I HAD to have a retirement plan, and go and fund one of my choosing. I would have been much better off, and so would you had you done that!

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