I certainly think there’s a need for health care reform. I think everyone should have coverage, but what scares me and a lot of other people is the government running it. Whether we’re talking about county, state or federal government, it’s been proven over and over again they can’t do a whole lot very well. It seems like anything the government runs is a mismanaged mess.
I think people should be insured whether they do or don’t have a lot of money and regardless of their circumstances, but I just can’t imagine the government running health care because we’re going to see more fraud and a bunch of folks taking advantage of the system, instead of people getting help that need it.
The problem is that uninsured people go in and fill up emergency rooms when they have a cold and when there’s something seriously wrong with them. Because they don’t have insurance, the rest of us have to pay since they can’t cover those hospital bills.
As I understand it, the way the bill’s written, it’s going to be another slippery slope of putting this country further and further into more debt.
To me, the worst case scenario is the federal government running anything. Best case is going back to the states.
I think there should be coordination with companies like United Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield or some private firm that can oversee everything, monitor the policies, costs and visits to the doctor. The government isn’t set up to do that.
Do I have a perfect solution? No. But I do know the government is the worst option out there.
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