Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Health Insurance redux

Hillary Clinton is determined if nothing else.

Last time she promoted universal heath care their were provisions that if you attempted to buy medical services outside the system you and the doctor would both end up in the clink.

As part of her campaign to be president she is pushing a new proposal.

Here is what she is reported to have said

At this point, we don't have anything punitive that we have proposed," the presidential candidate said in an interview with The Associated Press. "We're providing incentives and tax credits which we think will be very attractive to the vast majority of Americans."
She said she could envision a day when "you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured as a part of the job interview — like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination," but said such details would be worked out through negotiations with Congress.

This women's agenda scares me to death. She would be right at home in the old Soviet Politburo.

What is even scarier is the number of people who want universal health coverage.

Get it through your heads people. It is not the governments job to supply your every need.

At least it shouldn't be. (warning ! this will be a frequent theme of this Blog)

Why not you may ask. There are a whole host of reasons. I will give you one reason now. The others you can read in a future post. Every time the government does something for you. you give something up. There is no free lunch. In this particular case you would be giving up two things. Substantial Cash in the form of tax dollars and you will be giving up freedom. The freedom to make your own choices regarding medical care. This is not a good deal. This is like trading in your Mercedes for a used Pinto. 1

Then what should government do? The government should;

1. Protect us from threats both foreign and Domestic. That would be Military, police, fire, anti fraud laws, environmental protection. Basically protect us from things we can not protect ourselves from but must do collectively.
2. Provide internal improvements that benefit everyone. That would be things like roads.
3. Hold public lands in trust. That would be national parks, wildlife refuges and management areas and national forests.
4. I will give them public education but only if it has to compete.

I think that's it. Let me know if I missed anything.

Take careful note; cradle to grave supply of your basic needs is not on the list. That means that is your responsibility including medical care.

Ft nt 1 for those of you too young to know a Pinto was a cheap small car manufactured in the 70's with an aluminium engine block that was prone to cracking and which went up in a fireball if you were rear ended.

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