Sunday, February 24, 2008

New Featured Article Subject: The Healthcare Debate



Healthcare is a big topic in this campaign and I really don't know enough about the subject to form an educated opinion. I do know the cost of the government handing out insurance policies to every citizen equals higher taxes and in a shaky economy it doesn't seem pratical. Rick Frea from Freadom Nation wrote an excellent post on the subject and I am choosing it for my next featured article. Click on the link under my blog title and give it a read! Thanks Rick!!

10 comments:

Mike said...

Hey, Nikki. That's a nice picture of Obama. For the record, though, neither he nor Hillary are pushing "universal healthcare" this go-round. They are proposing the exact same thing that Schwarzeneggar is trying to pass in California--forcing people to buy private insurance and using tax money to help people do it. It's a poor substitution for a single-payer system and will do nothing to fix the broken system.

Nikki said...

Hey Mike.......it really is confusing. I really try to understand what they are advocating in the debates and I just can't seem to get a grip on the plan....it all seems costly to me and skirting a lawsuit happy public needs to also be addressed so a doctors mal-practice insurance isn't through the roof therefore driving up costs for everyone. I have always had excellent healthcare for which I am grateful so I don't feel the need to complain. thanks for the pennies.....:)N

Freadom said...

Mike, if you're interested, in the post NIkki links to above I have a link to another post I wrote regarding the unconstitutionality of forcing people to buy healthcare. It's an another interesting perspective anyway.

Nikki said...

hey freadom link it here if you would like.....N

icanseeclearlynow said...

nik, thanks linking this post. i read it and enjoyed reading and learning.

:)

maria

Freadom said...

He is the link I was referring to.

Kagrel said...
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Jason Plett said...

Well lets be honest here. Past performance indicates that it doesn't matter what is promised what is fulfilled is really the concern. Regarding healthcare, there is way to much money involved and lobbiests (sp) to let universal healthcare go through. A movie I am planning on watching this weekend is called Sicko, you have probably seen it, but apparently it deals with this very issue. Great blog by the way.

ba and the boys said...

here is my beef...i worked in the medical environment and i have some idea on what i am talking about (no comments from the peanut gallery!).
the gov cant get medicaid right, so they tried again with the chip program. i admit it is a better program and it makes people accountable for all their visits. (medicaid has NO COPAYS while chips has a small one). it still wasnt the best system, but these are run on a state level...can you imagine getting the national gov involved? the gove agencies (medicaid, medicare, the va, mailhandlers...) are the SLOWEST and the ones who cause the most headaches for the drs and hosptials. let people choose if they want health ins for their families, and if they choose not to, they cant file ch 11 when they get sick. (this is the one thing i like about romeny-his health plan!)

Nikki said...

Jason, Thanks for the comment and the blog kudos.......I haven't seen Sicko and probably won't see it since I think Michael Moore is an insignificant blowhard and Cuba is a country that won't let you leave if you want to, so I don't think their healthcare system is something I am interested in. You make a great point that it is all political rhetoric to get votes...thanks again for reading and commenting!! :)N


BA.....really!! how long do we have to wait in line in the DMV. Yep more governmental control could screw it up. I think that is a point I hadn't thought of. More government money more government control....great point. :)N