Current mood: enlightened
Category: News and Politics
This entry is in response to an opinion article on the current health care "crisis". Here's the link: http://finance.yahoo.com/expert/article/economist/83399
Like every other financial problem in this country (high gas prices, housing slump, credit crunch), let the free market work it out. The free market will flush out the junk and bring in innovation. This is already beginning in the health care industry but nobody wants to talk about this. More and more, insurance companies are rewarding and supporting people for taking better care of their health by doing things like quitting smoking and going to the gym. That's what we really need in the country. The reason why we currently have a healthcare "crisis", just like every other "crisis" in this country, is because we as a people have gotten too comfortable in our lifestyles of luxury. Hardly anyone knows what its like to do without anymore. Everyone has forgotten what its like not to have constant abundance and now its coming back to bite us. We lead unhealthy lifestyles BECAUSE we've had health insurance for so long. We drive gas guzzling cars and commute long distances to work BECAUSE we've had cheap gas for so long. We ran up so much debt BECAUSE we've been extended easy credit for too long. The "downturn" we're having is not an ordinary recession, it's a CORRECTION. Not just a correction in 1 industry or another, but a correction of our lavish, reckless, careless, and overly comfortable lifestyles. Simply put, we've had it too good for too long and we took it for granted. Any measure to try to interfere with this correction is pure socialism. There's no if, ands or buts about it. And you CANNOT blame one political party over the other because ALL parties are guilty of trying to use socialism to interfere with the inevitable correction. We have to understand that CHANGE is inevitable. We listen to Obama and we hear that change is good. And he's right, it is good. But we have to understand that the change is going to be painful for ALL of us. The more we try to interfere, the worse it will be. The people who resist or ignore the change will be the ones who suffer the most. Just let it happen and adjust your own life to accommodate and even welcome this change. Then as you continue to see the overly sensationalized "crisis" headlines in the news everyday, you'll merely be reading the headlines and not be part of them.