Our current healthcare system is not a system and it’s not about caring for anyone’s health. It’s about CEO bonuses, stockholder dividends, and return on investment. Our healthcare system is a cluster-fuck. It’s a cluster-fuck system that bankrupts many of the middle class.
Some say Obama is a savior and some say Obama is the devil. He’s really neither. What he is is the guy whose had the balls to actually put a reasonably fair plan together.
Obama is in the same position as the politicians who pushed through Social Security and Medicare. At their inception those ‘new’ programs were going to bankrupt the country, bring socialism and communism to America, and blah blah blah… Didn’t happen, did it? Now these two programs are our “sacred cows”. Go figure.
Our government is now forcing us to buy health insurance. Oh no! How could they? Cry freedom! Cite the founding fathers! It’s a TAX! Oh no, it’s a FEE! Gnashing of teeth and screaming of hyperbole! It’s unprecedented. The government jackboots can’t do that!
Well yes they can. They do it every day and YOU support it!
I’m forced to pay for a lot of your crap that I don’t want to pay for. I’m forced to pay to educate your lazy ass kid. I’m forced to pay the cop that brings your drunken self to jail. I’m forced to pay for the firemen who put out your house fire when you thought it was a good idea to use gasoline instead of charcoal starter on your barbecue. I’m forced to pay to have the lawn mowed on an interstate highway in North Da-freakin’-kota! I’ve never even been to North Da-freakin’-kota and I’m paying to maintain the highway! That just pisses me off!
Stop and think about it for a minute…
Our government forces us to pay for schools whether we have kids or not. Every person pays for it whether they own or rent. You have no choice. (Hint: It’s the property tax, and sales tax etc.)
Our government forces us to pay for bombs that kill people. (Hint: Income tax)
Our government forces us to buy auto liability insurance if we care to drive.
Our government forces us to pay for Medicare and Social Security.
Our government forces us to pay for police and fire.
Our government forces us to pay for roads.
The list is endless. Get over it.
Stop calling it socialism.
Buy a dictionary.
By the way, it’s called the Affordable Care Act because it’s about care and it’s affordable. We already have healthcare for all… It’s called the emergency room.
We are already paying for all the people who don’t have insurance. We’re just doing it in our typical American fashion of management by crisis. (see Cluster-Fuck above)
Say your kid has a cold and it gets worse until you’re afraid the kid’s going to die. You line up at the emergency room where the government says you can’t be turned away. (Ironic, huh? Typical cluster-fuck thinking.) What could have been cured or treated with a clinic visit is now pneumonia and the bill is many thousands of dollars. Who pays it? YOU DO! In increased health costs, increased premiums etc.
Do you already have healthcare insurance like 80% of Americans? Then shut up and be grateful. It only affects you by guaranteeing that when the wonderful private sector lays your ass off you can still get coverage. It means you can’t be denied for pre-existing conditions. You can’t be dropped by the insurance company because you actually got sick.
If you would actually like to know how the new system works, click on the graphic and take a look. It will take about 10 minutes to read the basics. If you’d rather just watch FOX news, then I really can’t help you. I just hope you don’t lose your job or get sick.