Monday, September 17, 2007

Hillary and Health Care

Hillary Clinton unveiled her new health care plan today, which will cost us 110 billion dollars a year.

The centerpiece of Clinton's "American Health Choices Plan" is the
so-called "individual mandate," requiring everyone to have health insurance —
just as most states require drivers to purchase auto insurance. Rival John
Edwards has also offered a plan that includes an individual mandate, while the
proposal outlined by Barack Obama does not.

I do not believe that it is governments place to tell that I need health care. Likewise, I don't think that government has the right to take my money to pay for the health care of others. (Obviously, in extreme cases, I might make an exception. Severely disabled people, for example, might require some aid). I would love to see all Americans with affordable, efficient health care. But if such a day comes, it will be because of the efforts of the market, not because of a government plan.


At September 17, 2007 at 2:19 PM , Blogger Beth said...

I agree 100%. I already see where the market is there trying to make health care affordable, for example the clinic in CVS stores, and Wal Mart making $4 prescriptions. We don't need another federal program to balloon our federal budget even more, sheesh the fed gov't can't even take care of all the crap they do (but aren't suppose to do) already!

At September 18, 2007 at 6:01 AM , Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

its called Stalinist socialism.......ugh!

At September 18, 2007 at 5:08 PM , Blogger Obob said...

What will happen to the pay grade of those in the Medical profession? If the financial incentitve of doctors and nurses drops, will the quality? My wife is a nurse for the love of the job, but if the government makes it more difficult for her take proper care of her customers, what happens then? The lack of money goes into hospitals to create clinics for those who don;t make enough to create a stable tax base to support them. Then the governmetn takes it out on big business, who either fires employees or raises prices to cover costs. We see the cycle devopling. This results in a failed economic model.


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