Who Is Really Against Health Care Reform?

September 24, 2009 at 11:05 am 2 comments

Moms are debating health care reform at Mile High Mamas today. It’s about time we had it out! 🙂 You don’t have to be political to have an opinion on health care reform. Here’s what I had to say about the question, “Are You For or Against Health Care Reform and Why?”:

First I want to say thank you to Jillian and MHM for addressing this issue. But, I think the question: “ARE YOU FOR OR AGAINST” health care reform is unfortunately phrased. I don’t know ANYONE who is against health care reform. Who doesn’t want better, more affordable care made available to all?

The idea that anyone who is against the President’s plan for reform is therefore against reform altogether and would rather keep the status quo, see people go without care or go broke from medical bills is offensive. Jillian did not specifically say this, but that is often what is implied in this argument elsewhere.

I could equally ask why is the President opposing health care reform? The Republicans have proposed over 30 health care reform bills that he has refused to hear: http://tinyurl.com/lzmqxw Why is the President against ideas such as removing state borders to make insurance companies compete nationwide? And against capping medical malpractice damages (Tort reform)? http://tinyurl.com/kqal9p Other provisions included in one or more of the bills are: investing in preventive medicine, an overhaul of Medicaid, reduction of abuse and fraud in the Medicare program, supplemental health insurance for low-income families, tax credits for health insurance, and a ban on federal funds being used for abortions.

The conservative approach to health care reform is a systematic one. Let’s fix the things we know are broken, not throw the baby out with the bathwater and start over with an unknown quantity that is untested, unfunded and unproven anywhere to be better than the system we have.

I’m not comfortable with being asked to cross my fingers and wish on a star that the government that gave us No Child Left Behind, USPS, the DMV and has bankrupted Social Security is somehow going do this right. Seriously? Do we not have enough history to show us what happens when we allow government to “solve our problems”? Please think hard on this before permitting bureaucrats who aren’t in the medical field to have one hand in your pocket and the other on the plug.

Visit Mile High Mamas to get in on the discussion and/or see what everyone else has to say.

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  • 1. Amber's Crazy Bloggin' Canuck  |  September 27, 2009 at 8:22 am

    Thanks for posting this! Your comments are always so insightful and thought out. Even when I don’t agree with you, you almost chance my mind. 🙂

  • 2. bluecottonmemory  |  November 2, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    I so admire how you mix the soft side of being a mama and the tough side of issues we deal with. I have an award for you on my blog that celebrates just such an attitude of honest values and ideas and living out those ideas!

    Be blessed!


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