Aspie with Attitude

Sure, I'm just another Southern Recovering Alcoholic NPR- and Sweet-Tea Addicted Comic Mom with Asperger's in the SFV, but I can tell you now that I don't necessarily fit the stereotype.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Well, This Is Another Fine Mess You've Gotten Us Into

This health care thing is about to drive me nuts. Frankly, I've always believed in health insurance, pretty much always had it, love it, want to keep it. But that's my personal belief. Health care is no more a right, however, than apples are. Sure, it's great to have food, great to have good doctors, great to have a house, but none of these things are a right. And yet, I know there's a big campaign going on telling us, all over Facebook and everywhere, that it's a terrible thing if someone dies because that person can't see a doctor. Well, yeah. It's terrible when anybody dies. For any reason. Does that simple fact make me want the government to mandate health care? Of course not. And what about the many well-meaning simpletons out there who've been public schooled to believe that health care is some innate right that we all should have? Honestly, what to do here! Can these people actually believe it's a good idea, as is now proposed, to fine people who can't afford health care?!? I mean, is this what they mean by right? That is, I have the right to pay $3800, even if the reason I don't have it is because I can't afford it? Even Puppet-in-Chief Obama said once that he didn't think it was fair to fine people who don't have health insurance. Of course, I'm sure he'll change his mind, as soon as his string-pullers convey to him the importance of getting everyone in the electronic health care system from which there will soon be no escape. But really, there are people who believe so strongly that we must have government-mandated health care that they will certainly call me some right-wing fundamentalist fanatic for saying that there are better ways to take care of people in a free country than mandating health care. Lots of the brainwashed populace believe that the reason we are in the health care mess we're in is because of the greed of the pharmaceutical companies. These folks don't realize that we can all turn off our televisions and choose alternatives to health care, right now anyway. And they don't understand that it is often the government regulations in and of themselves that makes health care so expensive these days, not to mention the government welfare that has, in one form or another, gone to pharmaceutical companies and doctors. No, they just think that only the government can save our health, our lives, our very souls. Unfortunately, they are strongly deceived.

4 comments:

Jade said...

i still think basic health care should be free. even though i realize fully that the new health care reform wont change much and that Obama is a socialist and health care is the easiest way to vaccinate,exterminate and control the masses. does that make sense? im canadian and am lucky enough to have health care paid by tax dollars.couldnt imagine how poor,single mothers would do it.

Jayne O. said...

Poor single mothers do it because they are all covered for healthcare - by the tax payers. It's the middle class that's screwed. We pay for ourselves and the poor.

Jayne O. said...

The poor single mothers do it by being already covered for healthcare - paid for by the taxpayers. It's the middle class that's screwed. We pay for ourselves and for the poor.

Jayne O. said...

Poor single mothers do it because they are all covered for healthcare - by the tax payers. It's the middle class that's screwed. We pay for ourselves and the poor.