I never thought I’d see the day when Big Brother would actually take over for real. But that is exactly what is going to happen if the President’s Health Care bill passes.
I can’t help but think that there is more behind this bill than just helping uninsured Americans gain health care. From what I’ve read about the bill it seems to be more about government control of our lives. They will have access to our bank accounts and medical records. They will tell us what and how much treatment we will receive. They will even decide based on our age and health issue whether we will even be “worthy” of treatment. So they will decide when the elderly are “old enough” and not deserving to live any longer. They may say no, that’s not the case, but isn’t limiting treatment the same as saying your time has come?
Corners will be cut
With the enormous cost of this plan there will have to be corners cut all around. This will include limiting how much a doctor can charge for his services. That scares me because basically that means the doctor is working for the government, in a sense on their payroll. Where will the incentive be for a young student to want to go into the medical field? They won’t make the money that warrants their profession. They won’t be able to build up their practice and be proud of their accomplishments if all they are going to be are government puppets. With less doctors and more patients per doctor this will hurt our quality of treatment as this new plan moves on in years.
And what about medical science in general? We have the highest quality of healthcare in the world. And that stems from free enterprise and the availability of treatment that comes from the research done to help people cope with their illnesses. What will be the incentive for more research if there won’t be any monetary benefit for their findings for treatments and drugs? Money and rewards drives research.
I am not comfortable knowing that my hospital care is dictated by the government. Or that my doctor is under the government’s thumb. People from other countries come here, to the U.S., when they need treatment they can’t get from their own government based health care. Doesn’t that tell you their socialized healthcare system doesn’t work?
I know there are people out there that don’t have medical insurance. I am one of them. But I don’t want to give up my freedom for the proposed government based health plan President Obama is pushing. There has to be other alternatives than what is now being considered.