Thursday, July 16, 2009

Health Care Alternatives

There are certain realities to the health care mess. Depending upon your personal resource for health care, you either love it or hate it. If you are incredibly rich you can self-insure and enjoy superior treatment which you pay for. If you are a geezer, you probably have Medicare which really isn’t all that bad. If you are a union member you are also likely to be OK. If you are a working stiff employed privately, you are probably paying an exorbitant premium for a plan of questionable value. If you are an illegal alien just show up at the hospital and they have to (by law) treat you and you can skip the bother of paying.

At our house we have a hands on acquaintance with the industry. Jan is a nurse employed by an elder facility locally and carries home all the worries and cares generated at her place of employment—no names, just circumstances; HIPPA, you know. She has also mentioned the frequency of inspection by the state through monitoring of care and investigation of complaint.

For an indication of a view which is all too familiar to her and millions of other healthcare workers, we offer the following picture:

To complicate the issue, we have a president who would alter the system by a government takeover in its entirety. (Ed.: Affectionately known as Obamacare, or Socialized Medicine, or, Michael Savage's personal favorite, Soviet Medicine) We have seen the results all too often of federal government intrusion in the lives of the citizenry: DMV, takeover of industry and banking, enforced health legislation (nanny state regulations,) corruption in Medicare, forfeiture of property rights, voting irregularities, and on, and on, and on.

Not to oversimplify but there is a likely outcome to this path of governance. It serves as an alternative to the lady in the above picture: a person being seen to by a medical professional and being tested beforehand to avert possible problems. The person pictured below could be your grandpa, your wife, your child or—God forbid—you!

It’s your choice still. Are you willing to contact your representatives and indicate your desire? Will your voice be heard? Do they know where you stand? Will you demand verifiable facts to support any view expressed?

Keep in mind that this is a government who would willingly see you kill your unborn child.

This is important. Your life may well depend on it.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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