Government Health Care (click here)

by Chris | July 16th, 2009

The idea of government being involved in health care is not compatible with freedom.  In fact, when a government has either outright or de-facto control of health care the individual not longer enjoys his or her Right to Life, Liberty or the Pursuit of Happiness.

Here is my estimation of the immediate and long-term problems with any form of government run or controlled health care:

  • Increased Taxes – Government does not generate revenue therefore the financial burden for any such program will fall on ALL tax payers.
  • Loss of Personal Control – Neither the doctors nor the patient will have ultimate control over medications and procedures.
  • Decline in Quality – Government control eliminates any motivation by caregivers to provide excellent service because their compensation is no longer tied to either quality but rather to mandated requirements of care.
  • Delayed Treatment – Whether you’re waiting in the doctor’s office or emergency room, or if you’re waiting for a referral to a specialist or for a diagnosis … your results will be delayed by long administrative processes.
  • Reduction in Medical Breakthroughs and Cures – Scientists will no longer be driven to find the best processes or to engage in experimental treatments and medicines to cure diseases.  Instead they will base their efforts on whatever the current government will fund via grants, contracts and other means of compensation.
  • Government Control Over Your Body – The hallmark argument for the past generation from liberals has been the right of an individual to choose when it comes to their own life and body.  This argument is used from cradle (abortion) to grave (euthanasia).  Government control of health care will rip your Rights of Life and the Pursuit of Happiness out of your hands and place those decisions in the hands of administrators, politicians, and policy makers.

Are my ideas farfetched?  You need only to consider the existing results of Governments involvement with health care issues through programs such as; Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Health Administration, and Tricare (formerly CHAMPUS).  All of these are miserable failures of our government and primarily the Department of Health and Human Services.

Why should we entrust something as important as our health to people who have already demonstrated and inability to handle such responsibility?

In health care, like almost every other issue in your life … Government is not the answer it is the problem.  Allow non-profit organizations and private companies the freedom to discover new technologies and cures, provide competitive services at fair prices, and free or low cost services to those destitute and in need will be funded from the generosity and compassion of the People not the mandates of the government.

Below is the flow chart explaining the newest Government Health Care Bill.  It is inconceivable that this will result in lower expenses and higher quality:

 

 :: Here’s The Bill :: (click here)

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