Healthcare reform — those words may stir some heated tension within you. If it doesn’t, then you must not pay for your insurance or visit the doctor that often. For me, I get fired up when I think of that.
When I think of a universal health plan for all I think of socialism. Socialism in my mind is not a good thing either. Yes, everyone deserves equal healthcare but I don’t think people who work hard and take care of themselves should suffer.
I also believe those with extreme cases shouldn’t be turned away because of insurance companies not wanting to pay for their care — contradictory, I know.
This is how I see the healthcare reform. I see it as everyone being able to get treatment when they need it, which is a good thing. However, people will begin to take advantage of the system and we will end up with a shortage of doctors, nurses and other medical staff. That shortage will begin an accelerated health program for people wanting to go into that industry. Next is the worst part, we will no longer get quality healthcare.
As pessimistic and dramatic as that sounds, I believe my opinion is quite accurate. Do you want to lose quality healthcare because we think everything should be distributed equally?
I’m not implying that everyone deserves to be treated in way that one person is better than the other. I think we deserve to be treated equally — but insurance should be competitive, it shouldn’t even become close to a monopoly or government run. The more the merrier in that industry. I think competitive prices and honest billing would relieve the tension on the paying patients — and when government aid is needed, then they can step in and possibly make an option for people to donate to that fund, a tax write off perhaps.
I also think that routine check-ups should be free. If we all were as passionate about preventative care as we are about eating out and watching TV, imagine the shape we would be in. It is our job to take care of ourselves, not expect a doctor to fix us after the fact — and if we knew we got one free visit a year, then people may be more inclined to go to the free visit.
Some diseases and illnesses are unexpected. A person can do everything right in their life and still end up being sick. That is when insurance companies should jump to the plate to help out and if government assistance is needed at that point then so be it.
The insurance industry should be a one for all and all for one type of market. I know the system isn’t working right now, and I believe part of that is because there is not honest billing going on because the doctors aren’t making enough money or whatever the reason may be.
It’s obvious something has to change. Socialist healthcare is not the right path. Do you want quality care? Do you want there to be ongoing discoveries in the science for health business? There has to be someone out there with the right answer — so why is our democratic President so stuck on his healthcare plan? I would rather pay $120 bucks a visit than lose the possibility of excellent healthcare. I’m sure my future children would echo my same sentiments, too.