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I am a liberal
October 21, 2009, 6:04 am
Filed under: Politics | Tags: , ,

I’ve had enough of the GOP Obstructionist party.  Its as if they believe that they are the only people qualified to run this country.  In an interview,  John McCain, running for POTUS, said, “I don’t care what the people of this country want.  I know what they need.”   Now this GOP R-MS says that liberal tree huggers are what they love to hunt.  But we are a waste of ammunition.  Isn’t that a form of terrorism? 

     We don’t need any bipartisanship.  We need a good solid health insurance reform with a good strong public option.  No pre existing conditions, no insurance caps, no insurance denials, and mandatory insurance for everyone.  Yes,  mandatory.  If we do not have mandatory insurance (like auto insurance),  people would just wait til they came down with cancer,  go down to the local insurance company office and sign up.  There would be no well people on insurance, because everyone would wait until they really needed it,  then they would sign up.  In this country, if one has a car,  one needs liability insurance.   If we have a strong public option,  competition (hey, isn’t that the American way?  Competition?) would force down insurance costs,  no CEO of an insurance company would be making $57,000 dollars an hour (that’s right AN HOUR). 

     I read today that over 200,000 people callled their Congressman today,  over 80% of them demanded a public option.  It seems as if that’s the only way we are going to get what the majority wants.  Demanding the things we have a right to have.

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The problem with a “strong public option” is that the government would have to be involved. As we’ve seen with pretty much everything they’ve done, they’ve removed efficiency, increased nepotism, and crushed the budget. Considering the state of our politicians in congress and the White House, do you really trust them to do anything they say?

Comment by LOUDelf

The government is involved–in medicare. They run medicare with a 3% admin cost. Cigna is running their ins. policy with a 40% admin cost. Sure, before I say anything more, medicare is going broke. Yes, because Republican Presidents in the past took medicare and social security funding and put it in the GAO Fund!! And nobody ever put it back. Teabaggers that are senior citizens are yelling, “Keep the GOVERNMENT out of health care! Keep GOVERNMENT away from MY medicare!!” They don’t even realize that the Govt IS medicare. They’ve run it like, forever. I will agree that the govt has screwed up quite a bit of stuff. That’s why I would dearly LOVE to see a single payer medicare for all system. 3% admin costs, everybody is covered. We are the last industrialized country that does not have complete coverage health care for ALL of its citizens.

Comment by wahela

I hear the 3% admin cost, but then how is the program so overbudget? Trust me, the only reason the USPS has relatively reasonable costs (while still losing billions) is the private competitors. Medicaid too is losing billions. Is this because they are so efficient? Go back and factor in these losses, and you’ll find the administration cost of Medicaid is not 3%. This is where the numbers lie for Medicaid.

Government has an important function in healthcare: Regulation and protection. Once it steps into service, it has to self-regulate. We see how well our politicians do this (sarcasm), so I’m going to again say that an expanded US government role in healthcare will be even less efficient than it is, and far more costly to everyone.

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