"Political Correctness" - "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."
So now YOU want National/Federal Health Insurance (of course, we are NOT talking about the Health Care Plan that covers our Congressmen or Senators)......Well, here's a story to reflect on........
"The Night Watchman
Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of A desert. Congress said, "someone may steal from it at night.." So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job..
Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?" So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.
Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing The tasks correctly?" So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One to do the studies and one to write the reports.
Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So they created the following positions, a time keeper, and a payroll officer, then hired two people. Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?" So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.
Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one Year and we are $18,000 over budget, we must cutback overall cost." So they laid off the night watchman.
Let it sink in.
Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter.
Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY .... During the Carter Administration?
Didn't think so!
Bottom line. We've spent several hundred billion dollars in support of
an agency ... the reason for which not one person who reads this can
Ready?? It was very simple ... and, at the time, everybody in Congress thought it 'Very Appropriate. ' The Department of Energy was instituted on 8-04-1977. TO LESSEN OUR
DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.
Hey, pretty efficient, huh???
AND, NOW, IT'S 2009 -- 32 YEARS LATER -- AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS
"NECESSARY" DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR.
THEY HAVE 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT
EMPLOYEES; AND, LOOK AT THE JOB THEY HAVE DONE!
THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY, "WHAT WAS I THINKING?"
Ah, yes -- good ole bureaucracy."
Certainly I would like better health care at more affordable prices. Certainly I would like to purchase prescriptions drugs at more affordable pricing. Certainly I would like all U.S. citizens to be able to have health insurance; for there are many disabled and partially disabled that continually suffer without the ability for proper treatments. Do I think that Pharmaceutical companies, Insurance companies and Hospitals take advantage of people? Is the Pope Catholic!! - Of course they do, just as all companies attempt to acquire more profitability (and in some cases, at 'Any Cost or Means'). Major League Baseball Parks charge $9 for a bottle of beer and $4 for water! That isn't any different than a Pharmaceutical Company charging 10 or 50 times the cost of a drug.
The point being is that Health Care is simply out of control with costs surpassing 12% per year and something must be done to correct this condition as well as proper coverage for U.S. Citizens. BUT IT ISN'T GOING TO BE A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE PROGRAM; GOVERNMENT CAN'T GET OUT OF ITS OWN WAY! It needs correct and proper enforced regulations, just as Wall Street needs regulated (of course, unless you a Bank or General Motors aka Government Motors); but, NOT owned and operated by the Government. Tell your Congressmen to get off their collective asses and and start correcting the problem; something like what their health care plan delivers; Yea, right!