Universal health care would be a disaster

    It’s the cost of  health care, stupid, not the cost of health insurance, that plagues us. Let’s say it another way. The problem with the high cost of health care IS the high cost of health care.

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    What’s the answer?  We can demand that everyone in the health care industry take a big cut in pay. I’m sure they would all agree if everyone else agreed to the same pay reduction in their line of work. Say, for instance, that personal injury attorneys agreed to work for 10 percent, instead of 33 percent. Ministers should work for free, as they are doing God’s work. How about athletes and movies stars? I am sure they would gladly give up half of their income so we could have cheaper health care.

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    Another way would be to discontinue expensive medical research and the use of miracle drugs and go back to the proven methods like aspirin and grandma’s home remedies.

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    Let’s take another approach. How can we decrease the cost of gasoline? Well, first of all, we must decrease the cost of oil as the cost of gasoline is directly related to the cost of oil.

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    The bottom line is that the cost of health insurance is the direct result of the cost of health care.

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    Please, let’s not muck up the entire health care system by passing a universal health care plan that will not solve anything and will remove all competition from health care and replace it with the fiscal responsibility of a government-run program.

    It’s called a single payer system – and the single payer is you.  Don’t be so gullible as to assume universal health care will keep prices down when all the government needs to do is keep raising taxes to meet the increasing cost of health care.

    Oh yes, some of us won’t have to worry about increased taxes, as we will have died while waiting for our surgeries under the socialistic universal health care system. Check it out – it is true.

    Yes, I too want affordable health care, but universal health care is not the answer

    Do you get it now?

    Gordon Miller is president of Mid-Towne Insurance Center Inc. in Brookfield.


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