On Sunday, I managed to "throw my back out", something I do every few years; a muscle spasm that had nothing to do with lifting something heavy. Just whammo! I took some pain pills I had in the cabinet from a previous problem and on Monday morning I called my physician. By Noon I was in her office and receiving new prescriptions for pain pills and muscle relaxants. An hour later I had the pills in hand,
By this morning, Wednesday, I am thoroughly on the mend, though it will probably take until Friday before I am back to normal again. Thanks to Medicare, my pills cost me just over $10.00. My visit to the doctor will be covered as well.
So, tell me, what is it that needs to be "reformed" in the current system? And how long would it have taken to see my doctor under Obama's socialized healthcare?
The current Medicare/Medicaid system is running out of money, but "reforming" it to a point where I would likely have had to wait a very long time to see my doctor is absurd.
I will be 72 years old in October. I have been in a hospital twice; once to be born and once for a hernia operation in 2005, spending the total of one day before returning home for a period of recuperation that same day.
Just because people get old and need care is not a reason to find ways to reduce the level of care they receive under the current healthcare system. It is fundamentally immoral and flies in the face of the liberal view that healthcare is a "right." The Constitution does not define or enumerate this alleged "right."
Prior to qualifying for Medicare coverage, I maintained a private insurance plan in the event I needed care. If insurance companies were allowed to sell across state lines and if our tort system that encourages litigation against doctors is not revised, nothing in the alleged "healthcare reform" will have any real impact except to undermine the economy and condemn people to suffer needlessly and possibly die while waiting for care.
The Obama "reforms" are a subterfuge intended to reduce the population.