Depending on who you listen to, health care in America is in a crisis. Nearly every president since LBJ has dealt with health care. The President has made it a centerpiece of his agenda to reform health care. He says, “If we don’t get it done this year, we’re not going to get it done.” Let’s hope it does not get done. The Congress has no business reforming health care. These are the same people that run Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Do you really want Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and another massive government agency deciding your health care?

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Sebelius and Pelosi

It is said that as many as 48 million Americans are without insurance. Insurance is a choice, not a right. What most forget when pushing for Universal Health Care is that it will cost taxpayers more money then it will provide in services. A government health care run system would in essences be practicing medicine without a license. Having them decide if I need an MRI or a CAT scan over what my doctor and I decide scares the daylights out of me. I’m sorry but I have enough sense to know that Universal Health Care will start out being free, but as with all government programs, there will come a time when there will be a price to pay. Either monetary or reduced services decided on by some bean counter in Washington.

President Obama said “I think the status quo is unacceptable and that we’ve got to get it done this year,” Obama supporters are getting ready for a door-to-door and phone-to-phone canvass. He and his pundits are going to force health care on us. They may very well succeed simply to grab more political power and votes from the non-taxpayers who benefit from the rest of us.

I find it amazing that so many Americans believe that health insurance is a right that should be given to them either by the employer or the government. Appling that thinking, why not have our employers provide food, housing, clothes, cable, cell phone and college. Are we not entitled to these things for the same reason we are health care?

I do agree with Obama that the status quo is unacceptable. But having him or any other Politician fix it is not the answer. One way for affordable health is allow small businesses to join together and buy insurance at the same discounts that big companies receive. This would reduce the cost for both the employer and employee. Let the free market compete and the cost will come down. We need to educate people that using the emergency room as their doctor are driving up the cost for everyone.

There is a plan by the Congress and the President to tax employer provided insurance as income. I can’t believe the unions would agree to that. Because most union jobs have the benefit of insurance in their contracts and that will cause wages to go up and prices of goods to rise.

As for the 48 million without insurance, how many have car payments, cell phones, internet, big screen TV’s and other luxuries but won’t pay a dime for health insurance? It is a matter personal responsibility and priories. Those are two traits Obama and the Democrat do not believe in.