After listening to president Obama's news conference on health care I am left with more questions than answers. For example; 1. How are we going to pay for this without getting further into debt? 2. How in the world would private health care ever be able to compete with a government run public plan? Private enterprise must make a profit to exist yet government run plans can just pass the loses to the tax payer. I can't think of one government program that runs efficiently. Why would health care be any different? 4. Why won't the president be honest with the American people and tell us what is really in this plan?
When asked if the president would put himself and his family on this government plan he skirted around the question. Of course as the president he has the best health care with doctors following him everywhere he goes. But what about when he is out of office and what about congressmen who have the best health care money can buy. All paid for by the tax payer.
I think this one statement is very telling. If the plan isn't good enough for them, why is it good enough for us.
And please Mr. President, don't insult the intelligence of the American people by telling us stories about doctors who would perhaps perform un-necessary surgery just to make more money. We all understand there are possibly bad apples in every walk of life. I believe most doctors are ethical and want to do what is right by their patients. Wouldn't a prudent person seek a second medical opinion?
I don't want to be disrespectful of my President. I want him to be successful for the sake of my country. However, this is one proposal I want to fail. We already have the greatest health care in the world. People from other countries who can afford to do so come here for our health care. Many leaders of other nations come to our country when they have serious health issues.
We have the very best doctors, the best medicines and the finest health care technology all readily available to those in need at an instant notice. I don't want a complete overhaul. I want to fine tune and fix the parts that need fixing. This is what our brightest minds should be focusing on.
More government bureaucracy is not the solution. It is the problem.
Check back next week because I am going to begin outlining what I believe are some real solutions.
This is my opinion, I'd like to hear yours.