Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What is Healthcare Reform About and How to Get it Passed

Let’s face it, those supporting the government take over of healthcare are merely looking to get their healthcare, regardless of quality, for free. That is to say that since we have a majority of Americans that do not pay federal taxes, they see this as the opportunity to get something for nothing. Obama sees it as a chance for power. Outside of these two reasons, the debate should end. You can’t rationalize the government take over of any part of anything and say that there will be savings and efficiencies. That has to be the only explanation. There is no government program that is run well. Medicare and social security are bankrupt. Which buildings are always the most decrepit? Government buildings, especially schools. The reason this is blowing up in the face of the democrats is that they are trying to sell it to the people based on intellectual merit, for which there is none. If they go back to the give the “people” a car, a home, a meal, cable, and healthcare platform as they did during the election, they might get it done. All Obama has to say is that he will pass government funded healthcare and only tax the rich.

3 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

On the flip-side don't you just love giving your money to these insurance CEO salaries?

Aetna
CEO: John Rowe
2005: 22.1 mil
5-year:57.8 mil

Caremark Rx
CEO: Edwin M Crawford
2005: 77.9 mil
5-year: 93.6 mil

Cigna
CEO: H. Edward Hanway
2005:13.3 mil
5-year:62.8 mil

United Health Group
CEO: William W McGuire
2005: 124.8 mil
5-year: 342 mil

Medicare may be mismanaged but I think there admin overhead is about 4%.

Troy said...

Interesting, now compare Private school teachers to Public schools. Teachers salaries and Cost per student.

Kansas Bob said...

In my opinion I'll take JoCo public school over the private ones.. less legalistic.

Comparisons of Teachers salaries and Cost per student would be a good post for Zulubuff.