Monday, June 15, 2009

Health Care Reform: Change We Can Believe In?



Well here we go again. Once more -Our Glorious Leader- Barack Hussein OBama has said a current issue must be taken care of now, with seemingly no time for debate. Just as with the so called Stimulus, The Budget, and the Detroit bailout. This time it's Health Care.

He's calling on Congress to do something now, like in right now. I remember an old adage that said "Act in haste, repent at leisure. If only our Politicians in Washington would heed this common sense advice.

Over the past several years we have been told time and time again that "Our health care system is broken'. I'll admit there is considerable room for improvement, but , at the present time an individual will not, and cannot be refused, the urgent health care they need. Basically, if you need urgent care, it is illegal, for hospitals to refuse anyone treatment. Seems to me that's a pretty sweet deal. This is one reason medical care is so expensive. Those of us with insurance, or the money to pay, are subsidising, already, those without the means to pay their bills. Actually American health care appears to be very good.

Case in point. The National Center For Policy Analysis Say's..." Americans have better survival rates than Europeans for common cancers". What's more they say "Americans have better access to treatment for chronic diseases than patients in other developed countries." In fact they report that " "Americans are more satisfied with the health care they receive than Canadians. So much for a broken system.

Consider these facts: Out of the top ten most recent medical developments ,that have revolutionized medicine, seven were developed in the United States and one category ,hip and, knee replacements, were developed jointly-no pun intended- between the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan.

The President, as well as, his fellow Democrats in Congress, wants to foist upon the American People the same kind of medical system that is seen in Canada, Britain, as well as Europe. Why would we want to emulate these countries where patients often wait, as long as a year, to have surgeries, we take for common, such as knee or hip replacement surgery. I have even heard stories of people needing emergency treatment for things such as, blood clots and appendicitis , being misdiagnosed, given pain pills, and sent home where they later died. We don't need health care reform of this sort. We were promised-during the election- "Change we can believe in" In my opinion- this is change we can live without.

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