Is anyone else wondering about the connection here? We’ve got 2 really terrible bills that OMG must be passed NOW! The planet is dying! I swear, it’s really true. Trust me, I’m from the government. You don’t need to look at all the dissenting scientists. And some people don’t have medical insurance. It’s not their fault they buy pot and beer and lottery tickets instead. They are victims.
The health care reform bill is attempting to enslave the broke to the government by holding their health in the balance. Dear Reader promises that you can keep your existing coverage if you like it. This will just be there as a safety net. Funny, I thought my health insurance premiums were already paying for my ‘safety net’ against medical expense. So the regular taxpayer that wants to keep their coverage now gets to pay for both.
Well that’s all hunky dory right?
But what happens when your electricity bill is more than you can afford? Where do you think the local coal fired power plant is going to get the money to pay for their carbon licenses? What happens when your employer’s bills go up? Think you’ll get that annual raise? Christmas bonus? Or might you just get a notice of termination?
And suddenly you find yourself broke and far from alone in your new situation. Suddenly that ‘public option’ becomes the only option. It doesn’t really matter anymore whether or not you liked your private coverage. The clinics will fill up with those forcefully bound to the government’s teat. What else are you going to do? And so you hop into the line that treats patients in the order they were received. This is the Hope and Change. Hope that tumor isn’t malignant. Change that bum heart out yourself. Hope you rank high enough when they do a cost/benefit analysis on you. Maybe you’ll just get painkillers instead.