We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It looks like we are on the subject of health freedom today. What I have observed over the past ten years is that people increasingly equate insurance coverage with medical care. That's sad.
In my view, it's a pathologically infantile sense of entitlement when people expect others to take care of them. Sad, indeed when Americans can afford their cars and car insurance and computers and iPods and cell phones etc. but expect somebody else to pay their bills if they get sick.
My view is that every responsible adult needs cheap catastrophic medical coverage - what used to be called Major Medical, with the deductible of your choice. Budget into your life the costs of your kid's broken arm and annual $120 camp physical - or don't have kids. If there's a big problem, the Major Medical will cover you. Like if you have a heart attack, break your back falling off a ladder, or if your kid gets shot in the eye with a BB gun.
I want to know what the Dems want to cover with their grand plan to "reduce" medical costs:
Will they cover Reike, massage therapy, homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, crystal therapy, therapeutic touch, late-term abortion, breast enhancement, plastic and cosmetic surgery, hopeless chemotherapy and radiation therapy, eye movement therapy, light therapy, Chinese herbal medicine, hypnosis, social workers, bunion removal, in vitro fertilization, elective Psychoanalysis, alcohol rehab, penile implants, heart transplants, high colonic cleansings, liposuction, ingrown toenails and toenail fungus, Native Indian Soul Renewal, and liver transplants?
And do you want politicians making these decisions for you?
Me? I want the government 100% out of medical care and medical choices, because they have no idea what they are doing. No more of a clue than they know how to run GM - or the corner candy shop. I know what my private family policy covers. I chose it, I pay for it, and it's cheaper than the family's car insurance.
What the heck does the government have to do with these decisions, anyway?
Personal responsibility. If they want to pull that 900 pound TV on their head let them do it. It will teach them to not do it again next time. I forget where that is from but it is so true.
dr. Bliss you have got your shorts in a know over this one. The passage of health reform is in direct correlation with the increase in American's ignorance over most if not all topice dealing with government. yep Big Brother and his name is Obama.
Grimbeorn over at Grim's Hall had a segment of the bedammed Universal Health Care Rationing Bill on his site over the weekend which indicates that those of us who are approaching senior citizenship [and that includes a lot of you who are younger than 70] are going to required to report to a civilian board of review every five years so that they can reason with you about why you don't deserve expensive medical interventions, like heart operations, joint implants and expensive cancer medications because you're just too damn old. They intend to suggest we die quickly and get out of the way.
Since my husband and I, at the ages of 81 and 84, are well past our pull dates, they'll probably just shoot us.
For God's sweet sake, what is wrong with these people in Congress?