Wednesday, August 12, 2009

We can't do ObamaCare, but we SHOULD do something

Obama's health care plan is atrocious. It is an evil thing that if given birth will go a long way towards stripping the rights of the individual away like layers of an onion. If we stop HR 3200, should we stop there? I along with many others think no. We should pass some sort of reform. Here are my ideas for reform. Jut throwing them out in the far off chance someone likes them. These are all pie in the sky ideas to me, and just seem to be common sense to me. But then again I am not a congressman.
  • Remove the restrictions on health care insurers that prevent them from selling out of state policies. This has been touted by many, and should lead to more competition, and the ability for people to purchase health care from many other sources.
  • Stop insurers from denying people based on pre-existing conditions. However, this is a two-way street. Why did the original insurance carrier all of a sudden dump someone who was in dire need of care? If they dumped them because of a developing condition, the old insurance company should be liable to pay a premium to their new carrier. Too many people have paid long and hard into insurance policies only to have the rug yanked out from underneath them as they developed a life threatening condition.
  • Tort reform. Yes, some lawsuits are legitimate. However many are not. Our doctors and hospitals are drowning in the costs of their own insurance protecting against lawsuits. We need to punish those who are in the practice of frivolous lawsuits.
  • Tax breaks for employers based upon the total number of employees they employ that are also insured.This could be percentage based. I believe this would not only help employers give employees insurance, but may help them hire more workers.
  • Employers should be liable to carry a persons insurance exactly the same as it was during their employ for a prorated amount of time, or until they find a new job if that employee is laid off. For each year of employ the employer should be responsible to carry that persons insurance for 1 month. Fully covered by the employer. This cost will be offset by tax breaks. This should help people who get laid off until they can get back on their feet. If the employee finds a new job with health care then the employer can at that time cancel the coverage.

    For example:
    less than 1 year work = 0 months
    1 year = 1 month
    2 years = 2 months
  • Ability to cover ones parents under ones own insurance.I for one, want to take care of my parents. They took care of me for so long.

Anyway, these are just a few of the ideas I have about reforming health care. None of them involve the government getting involved in telling you what or what isn't covered.

Update: I struggled for several days with the idea of #2. Just could not seem to come to grips with a good idea to alleviate this issue. Friend of mine said that he did not really care for the idea, and was going to suggest an alternative. I hope it is better than mine.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Holy crap, this healthcare boondoggle is way worse than I thought

Liberty Council went through the health care bill with a fine tooth comb, and put together a very comprehensive overview of the changes you most likely will abhor.

Here is the full stomach turning, head exploding, blood shooting out of your eyes details:

How, HOW in their right minds can any congressman vote for this? It is insanity! It is a despicable grab for more power by the federal government. Forgive me, but I am going to go be sick. Hopefully I won't need a doctor.

EDIT: Friend of mine pointed out that the origins of this list came from the Freepers, then LC edited, and added to it. So H/T Freepers.

UPDATE: Here is the full text of the bill read it, and make up your own mind.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Flagged" Myself

Soooo... I "flagged" myself to the US Government. Not sure how smart I am sometimes. This may turn out to be one of my dumbest moves ever. But I am boiling mad. If you are unsure what this is about, read this:

The government has basically asked for people to snitch on emails, and web sites that oppose ObamaCare. I believe reform IS needed, but not this massive piece of junk they are trying to speed through, and force us into. I used the template from this site, to "flag" myself. Sorry for the plagiarism, but it was better than anything I came up with ealier.

Sent the below email to
Will continue to send ones like this until they stop calling for snitches, and this email is taken down.

From: **********
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 1:35 PM
Subject: Healthcare Opponent Flag

My name is Tim Cartwright. I am a citizen of the Untied States. I do not want the government to further insinuate itself into the our health care system. I demand the freedom of choice enter into arrangements with private insurers for me and my family. At every opportunity I am speaking against the president's plans to incrementally do away with private insurance and take over this country's medical system.

I am a vehement opponent of the president's "reforms." I am not a shill for the insurance companies, though I am thought to be shrill. I'm flagging myself to save others the trouble.

Shame on you all for asking that we tattle on one another.