Why health care reform? Because a few bad apples does spoil the whole bunch. In our current health care system we have a few insurance companies who have chosen profits over patients and because of that many are being denied coverage because it will cost those companies too much in profit. These companies now have made it quite hard for those insurance companies who are truly concerned about the patient to succeed and thereby have to adapt to the ways of those less caring companies or close their doors.
Why health care reform because the best does not mean that it can’t be better. For those who say that we already have the best health care system in the world, I must say that if it truly the case why are the majority of bankruptcies caused by medical bills? We do have the best health care system in the world but it can be better. We need to step away from this comparison of British or Canadian health care and develop a strictly American health care system. We can do this and we should do it. The only real question is if those we have elected to fight on our behalf are strong and wise enough to get it done. If they are reward them with another term but if they are not, let this be the last time they serve.
Why health care reform because one of the cornerstones of capitalism is competition. For those who say that with a public option the private sector would dry up and blow away, I must remind them that these same people who are so dead set against the public option as to its demise of the private sector were the same ones singing a different chorus regarding the bailouts and saying that those companies that taxpayers attempted to help should have been allowed to fail. Some say that if the public option is available then small businesses will elect to switch their employees to it to save money. When has it been a bad idea or not god sound business practice to get the biggest bang for your buck? If small businesses could lower their expenses, keep or grow their employee base or even increase employee’s salaries with the savings from a public option, why not?
Why health care reform because those who are currently happy with their insurance can keep or even improve what they currently have. Think about being able to negotiate with several different insurance policies based strictly on the needs of your individual family. Company A offers this and Company B offers that. Now you can go to Company C and request that they offer some of what Company A has and some of Company B. You reach an agreement with company C which has everything that you want in coverage to fit your family at a cost you can afford and this is not something you want?
Why health care reform because it allows the government to do the same thing that individual families have to do and that is cutback and try to save as much money as they possibly can. The government now has created a savings to the budget and deficit because costs have been cut which does not affect services. The government has now tightened its belt. Now we can print and borrow less money. What about any of this that you do not want?