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Personal responsibility and health care reform

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Why don't the Democrats talk about one of the most obvious solutions to the health care crisis? I'm talking about personal responsibility.

If you work hard and get a good education, then you will most likely be qualified to hold a good paying job with a good health insurance benefit. Then you will not be not one of those uninsured Americans that the Democrats keep screaming about. But if you drop out of school and spend your time drinking alcohol and using illegal drugs, then you probably won't be qualified for a good job with benefits and most likely you will be among the uninsured.

So whose fault is that? It's nobody's fault but your own. And if you do exhibit that level of irresponsibility, then why should other hard working Americans who did get a good education so that they could have a good job with benefits pay for your health insurance? Why the free ride? It just doesn't make any sense.

What we are talking about here is "tough love." If I know that the only way for me to get good health care is to go out and work for it, then I think I am much less likely to end up a deadbeat who depends on others to pay for my health care. It's that simple.

And if you are responsible enough to qualify for good health insurance, you won't be a burden on the system. But if you are uninsured then you will get free health care and the rest of us will have to pick up the tab. And of course one of the main causes of the so-called health care crisis in this country is high costs. One major contributor to high health care costs is the fact that those of us who do have health insurance have to pay for our less responsible neighbors who are uninsured. That drives up costs for everyone. And as I have said before on this blog, we are never going to solve health care unless we can stop the runaway increases in health care costs.

Why don't most Democrats talk about personal responsibility as a potential cure for the health care crisis? The answer is simple. The Democrats cater to irresponsible people in order to get their votes and make sure that these people remain beholden to big government. This has been their mode of operation for a long time and it's shameful. When are Democrats ever going to put the best interests of this country ahead of short term Democratic political gain? That is the question.

We have somehow got to stop the welfare state mentality that Democrats and especially Obama are trying to force upon us. The survival of this great country as we know it is at stake. We Americans have got to "just say no" to socialized medicine. Thank you to the many brave Americans who have recently attended town hall meetings to drive home the point that Barack Obama's prescription for health care reform is not what we want or need.
posted by John, 11:15 AM

1 Comments:

Well said. The downhill slide started with Social Security. People realized they didn't have to plan for retirement if the government was going to send them checks. Now we have bred multiple generations of citizens who see the answer to ever problem as "the government will take care of that".

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