Thursday, September 10, 2009

Healthcare Reform rant #1

I decided I should post my healthcare comments here rather than just on other publications and blogs. Here's one:

Joe Wilson yelling out "You lie!" showed me that congress is just as full of ignorance as the rest of the country. This really, really worries me.

Especially considering the point he chose to call a lie. What a moron.

When anyone goes to an emergency room, they can't be denied aid. It's been that way for a couple of decades. And has nothing to do with the reform proposals.

And when they can't or don't pay the outrageous cost of that aid, it gets passed on to all of us in the form of even more outrageous and always increasing costs. Imagine how much better it would be for all of us if those people could instead just go to a doctor where it costs something a lot closer to reasonable.

In addition, counties provide clinics and hospitals for low income people. Paid for with taxes.

In addition, the insurance premiums I, who am never sick, pay subsidizes the people who are sick.

So we are all already paying for the healthcare of others. But mostly in ways that are wasteful, expensive and not really very helpful.
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