Monday, August 11, 2008

You can't even fathom

For anyone in the United States that thinks universal health care coverage is a good idea, I'd like you to come to my house for one day, just one day, and probably not even a full day. Just spend a few hours dealing with the bureaucratic runaround I've dealt with for over a year and a half now as I've desperately searched for an orthopaedic doctor for my daughter, still to no avail, and you'll understand why universal health care coverage will become our nation's biggest nightmare and most profound disaster...EVER.

If you think things are bad now because so many people are uninsured or under-insured, just let the government get their grubby little paws on the system for awhile. Let me assure you, you can't even fathom just how fucked up everything will become. Even if you think you have an inkling because, as most of us know, everything the government gets involved in usually gets fucked up beyond repair....with this, you seriously have no idea the scope of fucked-up-ness such a program would reach.

If the state and federal governments can't handle Medicaid and Medicare properly, how do you think they'll handle a universal program that adds millions upon millions of people into the mix? Think about that for awhile....

3 Comments:

OpenID catatonickid said...

You've picked it, exactly! Universal health coverage only manages to function semi-effectively where I'm at, Australia, because our population is incredibly small by comparison. We still have issues with bureaucratic madness, and it simply isn't feasible to have the same sort of system on a larger scale. It breaks down too easily - too many cracks through which a great many would fall.

Another solution needs to be found. One which doesn't involve such massive investment in infrastructure. It may work for a while but all too soon that infrastructure will run into trouble constantly restructuring, and end up low on government funds, professional bureaucrats etc. etc.

2:26 AM, August 12, 2008  
Blogger Deb said...

So glad the comments are on again. I missed coming by and not leaving a note to you.

11:27 AM, August 12, 2008  
Blogger Handsome B. Wonderful said...

First of all I too am glad the comments are back on. :) As for health care, while I do hold out hope for a universal plan no program is perfect.

I like the German plan, a basic health care for everyone and then you can buy up from there with individual plans.

5:35 PM, August 15, 2008  

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