a. What part of INSURANCE do you not understand? It’s insurance. If you do something that makes you a higher risk…you should pay more. It’s just like car insurance…If you insure your car in say Compton, Ca it should be way more expensive than insuring your car in Walnut, Ca.
Pre-existing conditions suck, I know…Now, I agree, if through no fault of your own you had this condition (say like childhood asthma or something like that), you should not be punished for something that you can’t control. Now if you brought these conditions on yourself, then that’s completely different.
Something to think about, if private insurance companies deny people, what makes you think the government won’t either? Oh wait, the government denies more people than private insurance companies, I forgot…Where as the private insurance company is for profit ( so they’re going to try to help as many people as they can to increase their bottom line)…The government in short isn’t, they have no incentive to accept anyone for insurance, they’re being funded by us the tax payers (some people would call it theft). Do you really want Pelosi et crew in charge of healthcare?
b. Lost in all the debate over abortion funding is the fact that deathcare reform doesn’t uphold to ANY Catholic teaching, LET ALONE Abortion funding.
As a friendly reminder, let me give the definition of subsidiarity straight from that little read called the Catechism: CCC 1883 Socialization also presents dangers. Excessive intervention by the state can threaten personal freedom and initiative. The teaching of the Church has elaborated the principle of subsidiarity, according to which “a community of a higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order depriving the latter of its functions, but rather should support it in case of need and help to co-ordinate its activity with the activities of the rest of the society, always with a view to the common good. “
The fact that people will be FORCED to buy insurance violates the first principle of subisiarity that people should have personal freedom.
Imagine a world where you were forced to buy stuff you didn’t want. Houses would be cluttered (as if they weren’t already)…Freedom is something that you wouldn’t have. If people don’t want health insurance, they must have a good reason. And then the liberals cry “but what about the fact that the uninsured are covered by taxpayer dollars?” And there in lies the problem…Healthcare is an extraordinary good, that is to say it wasn’t deigned directly by God himself, that it’s come out through God’s grace with human inginuity. Healthcare is not a right by any means, nor does the Church teach this (but you do have right to food and water, as those HAVE been deigned by God directly)…Those that are un-insured should NOT be covered by taxpayer dollars in the first place. That should NOT be subsidized to begin with. If people don’t have insurance, they SHOULD pay full price for whatever procedures that they may receive.
Some go, but people are forced to buy auto insurance…well, that shouldn’t be either. How many of you have gotten into an accident? (I’ve had my share), but the vast majority don’t get into accidents. If you don’t have insurance…again, you should pay the full cost without subsidy…I believe humans are smart enough to figure out whose at fault and whose not by the legal rules of the road. (Driving isn’t a right either…but not the point of my rant)
Fines for not having insurance? Jail time for not having insurance, ridiculous…As if our jails weren’t crowded enough, there’s mass murderers, rapists, and then people who don’t have health insurance.
A functional thing that can really bring healthcare reform, is the opening up of competition. I should be able to bring my insurance company accross state lines if God forbid I get injured in another state. That will cost the government nothing, just the stroke of a pen.
c. It is not possible to insure more people and have savings.
People realize this, it’s a basic mathematics function Cost is proportionate to people C = np. If you’re going to add 30 mill people (or however many) there’s no way that costs will go down. It’s not mathematically possible, nor is the government capable of doing so. (I teach math, I should know this). If the government was really trying to bring costs down, they’d DECREASE the number of people (oh wait, the government already does that by denying people to be efficient)..
d. Blue Dog Democrats, LOL! what a joke.
The bottom line, these “BDD’s” will put their party before common sense. Ben Nelson was the last sell out. This has passed. If the Republicans were smart (and we’re about to find out), they’re run to repeal Obama/Pelosicare ASAP.
Incompetence amazes me….but then again, it doesn’t surprise me, it’s the government.