Lately you hear in the same sentence:” We need health insurance, and everyone knows that the present health care system needs to be fixed.” Let’s break it down into two parts. We probably all need health insurance as we grow older. Very few will need it while they are young. Old age leads us to the second half of the sentence. “Everyone knows that the present health care system needs to be fixed.” What idiot can’t figure out that there is no way we can pay for the free health care plan for the over 65 crowd already in place? It is impossible!
The initial concept behind Social Security was everyone contributed towards their own retirement. Look at it from a Congressional point of view. Everyone pays more in taxes and Congress can spend more now. All of the Social Security money has been spent. The new concept is; the kids pay for mom and dad’s retirement through the SSI tax. If you think about it, the real bill that Congress passed was a law that stated the children have to pay their parents retirement income while they are still alive. Your parents don’t have to feel uncomfortable asking you to support them, the government is the intermediary.
Basically the present Medicaid and Medicare programs will fail miserably unless we can tax those who use very little in benefits to insure those that will be using a lot of benefits. Just imagine if everyone over the age of 75 needed $100K worth of health care a year. Who’s your doctor going to treat, the kid with an earache or the 75 year old gentlemen that needs a double hip and knee replacement? The present health care for those over the age of 65 will bankrupt the country; it needs to be cut drastically. Ask a Congressman, how will doing that get them re-elected? So that will not happen, ever!
Tomorrow there is going to be another one of those informal town hall meetings over health care presided over by Obama. This should be a very controlled agenda. The Democrats want to push “health insurance” and combine it with “Medicare and Medicaid.” If I was to write the bill, it wouldn’t be a thousand pages long, it would read: "If mom or dad gets sick the kids have to pay the bill, no matter how much it is."
Look for some key items tomorrow at the town meeting. A large American flag, references to patriotism, and “Doing what is right.” This town meeting will deliver a message, but I think the real message will be after the meeting. People are tired of being manipulated by the press. The real issues are not being questioned by the news media.
Everyone needs health care, the question arises, as we progress into our older years, is the present system really viable for the country? Congress has realized that it needs to be fixed. The concept that it is unaffordable is of no concern to our elected officals. Keep quiet and get re elected to Congress. Go figure