Thomas Jefferson

"We must make our choice between economy and liberty or confusion and servitude...If we run into such debts, we must be taxed in our meat and drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labor and in our amusements...if we can prevent the government from wasting the labor of the people, under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy."--Thomas Jefferson

"America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. "
--John Quincy Adams
US diplomat & politician (1767 - 1848)

“Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation”
-James Madison at the Virginia Ratification Debates
"With respect to the words "general welfare," I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators."

- James Madison's Letter to James Robertson, April 20, 1831

Monday, August 3, 2009

Reply to a Comment on my Last Post...

Comment posted: "And what is sooo great about our current healthcare...too high, corrupt doctors, too many children uninsured..."

My response:

Where do people around the world travel to when they need a procedure and can't get it in their country? England? France? Canada? Cuba? Wrong! America. Quite simply we have the best, bar none, healthcare technology and capabilities in the world.

Part of the reason it is more expensive is that all our wonderful technology, procedures and products cost money to develop, produce and deliver to our large population--sorry that is capitalism! I know to you single payer advocates think that profit is a dirty word but without profit motive you have no innovations or breakthroughs because there would be no incentive.
But BY FAR the biggest reason healthcare is expensive is BECAUSE of government NOT for lack of it. What makes you think that the same government that has bankrupted social security, Medicare and other so-called social programs and runs an embarrassment of a healthcare system for our patriots that have served our country known as the VA can run healthcare from Washington for 300 million people? In fact, the VA and Medicare will be EXACTLY what we will all get under Obama. I do not have the time or desire to get into the facts and figures in a reply here—you will believe whatever Obama and our benevolent rulers in Washington tell you blindly until you wake someday in a country that looks more like Soviet Russia or Cuba than America!

And what a disgrace that you demonize the very people that have taken an oath to do everything they can to take care of or maybe save your sorry ass- whether you have insurance or not- or that of someone close to you. My father is a doctor and is one of the most giving and caring doctors in the world. Are there some that may not have a patient’s best interest in mind? I am sure, but that is by far the exception. On the other hand I would not trust for one minute some bureaucrat in Washington making decisions on my care. Doctors have pledged years of their time and huge amounts of cash to get their educations and, yes I am sorry, they expect to make a good living in return—that is after they pay off their huge education loans.

If you want to make healthcare more affordable here are a few suggestions:
Expand and encourage enrollment in Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s).
Eliminate federal mandates in health insurance coverage.
Create a true free market for health care such as what exists in car and life insurance. Allow employers to offer insurance coverage that is portable between states and can be bought through a pool.
Tort reform—get the lawyers out of medicine. Just to remind you, most of our Congress people are lawyers! See any coincidence?

Finally, and quite simply, it is NOT Person A’s (me) responsibility to pay for Person B’s (you) (Credit: Andrew Wilkow, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio)healthcare and it is UNCONSTIUTIONAL for the Congress to inject themselves into this issue, as is true for 95% of what they spend OUR money on!

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