I oppose what Obama wants to do to healthcare, but I think many Americans have to wake up to the reality that individuals have to pay — and should pay — for more of their own healthcare. If any entity — an insurance company, government, whatever — is paying for peoples’ medical care, that entity MUST ration, and rationing based on age is one way to do that. Many people over 65 are cheap, cheap, cheap — and I'm talking about rich geezers, too, so the “they-live-on-fixed-incomes-argument” won't wash. Part of the reason we've hurtled so quickly towards socialized medicine is that many older Americans balk at any adjustment to government spending, such as raising the age when you can collect Social Security benefits.
posted on 07/26/2009 5:38:48 PM PDT
I agree. The problem really lies with 71 1/2 and over. They want heart transplants and want us to pay for it.
As I have said before, we just allocate a percentage of GDP to Medicare and be done with it. But Obama wants to cut healthcare to people over 65 and give it to illegal immigrants.
The solution is LESS government involvement in healthcare, not more. It includes tort reform bigtme. It includes giving more tax incentives to healthcare reimbursement accounts and users of those accounts....just for starters.
You are right, so lower the cost with tort reform, but BO is the Mistress of he Trial Lawyers.
posted on 07/26/2009 6:05:35 PM PDT
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