LETTER: Health and privacy

I would like to start my argument against health care reform by talking about my experience on Medicaid. Being able t
Sandusky Register Staff
May 13, 2010

 

I would like to start my argument against health care reform by talking about my experience on Medicaid.

Being able to afford pre-natal care on my own would have been nice. With the price of seeing a doctor what it is and my financial position, that wasn't going to happen. Having my son and not being $10,000 in debt to hospitals was good, but telling a social worker every aspect of my home life wasn't.

It seems the more money you have, the more privacy you can afford. Many of the articles I've read state the opponents of healthcare reform are rich elitists. The truth is many Americans resist it because there is already so much invasion of our privacy. I'm striving to sustain the health of my family with out government involvement because I know my abilities as an individual. I also believe in the power of the American people to decide whats best for them.

The concept of conservatism, as I understand it, calls for as little government as possible. There doesn't seem to be anything anti-poor or discriminatory about that idea.

Lisa Good

Sandusky

Comments

Former Resident

Well, I say if you can't afford to have a baby... keep your legs together! Why should we have to pay for the delivery of your baby? You're probably already on welfare and now just got a "pay raise". Do you want less government involvement to keep tricking the system? I see no difference having a baby when you can't afford it and having medicaid pay for it than stealing directly from the people that have to pay for your negligence. I say if you're already on medicaid and decide to increase your family size... too bad... so sad! NO PAY RAISE FOR YOU!

brutus smith

goofus, for once in your life I hope you are correct. Hey 1st time for everything, and I know you being right about something is a longshot, but I'm betting on you.

goofus

People, trust me when I tell you, there will be a public option.

Bess

Libertarian you should know that what you ask is to refuse health care to the sick and the dying. There can be no doubt this is a most self-centered and intolerable position.
You are dilusional if you believe you are making "free choice" without intervention with your own health care. Perhaps it doesn't bother you that corporations make the decisions about what you can have in coverage, or not have.

libertarian

MrFlawless wrote: "There is a misconception that this health care reform is a government takeover. It's not because there is no public option or anything close to it. This is just dealing with private insurers. Anyone that thinks this bill is a government takeover of health care is watching too much Fox News."

And Bess wrote: "Health care reform is not about government intrusion it is about insuring that all people have access to affordable health care, not just struggling parents starting out in life. It is about giving every American access to medical care. You can be a believer in small government and still a believer in medical access equity."

While this collectivist health care bill isn't a complete take over of health care by the government, it is certainly part of the incremental socialisation of health care that has been happening since the AMA took the example of the law thugs (ABA) and created a government sponsored and enforced "professional" guild-cartel in the medical field.

It will give legal cover to government thugs to further dictate to me what insurance is avialible to me at what terms, allow them to extort more money from me to pay for the coverage of others and regulate my use and access to medical care in multiple other ways. If that's not government intrusion and a government takeover to me, I don't know what could be. So, no, one can't be a believer in small government and this monsterous plan at the same time.

Shame on them all!

All moral people should reject the collectivist-socialist coercion this proposal will bring and demand a free market in health care (including the complete repeal of the medical/legal monopolies of the AMA/ABA).

All moral people should shame and ostracize collectivist/government thugs.

MrFlawless

There is a misconception that this health care reform is a government takeover. It's not because there is no public option or anything close to it. This is just dealing with private insurers. Anyone that thinks this bill is a government takeover of health care is watching too much Fox News.

goofus

Bess has to be Brutus's mother. Taking over 1/6th of our economy is less government? Please stick to baking cookies for Brutus. Most people still do have health care.

Bess

Lisa, Your argument seems to be more in favor of health care reform than against. Your argument is less government intrusion into your private life and as little government as possible.

If you could not afford the delivery expense - merely $10,000 - how do you expect those with cancer, heart problems, and all those other pre-existing conditions to afford bills more than ten times that much. Health care reform is not about government intrusion it is about insuring that all people have access to affordable health care, not just struggling parents starting out in life. It is about giving every American access to medical care. You can be a believer in small government and still a believer in medical access equity.

libertarian

brutus smith wrote: " I love it how people who have used the system don't want others to have the same benefits they had."

Using a system doesn't disqualify a person from questioning the validity of it. And if a person has been forced to pay taxes for a system the person never advocated, it would not be immoral and would be pretty stupid for the person not to use the system when able to.

goofus

Lisa, don't let the trolls like Brutus get you down. I can't believe that super leftist Brutus would bad mouth anybody on entitlements. Have fun with your social worker next time she stops in, have Rush Limbaugh streaming on your computer.

brutus smith

I love it how people who have used the system don't want others to have the same benefits they had. Did you pay back the 10,000 you so graciously accepted? Hypocrite.

Kelly

It's a little hard to feel sorry for your loss of privacy when not only did we pay to have our children we apparently paid for you to have your's.