21
Aug
09

Sick of health care

healthcare-reformYeah, I realize it’s an important issue but — am I the only one sick of hearing about healthcare reform? Granted, we need reform but I’m not convinced allowing our government to serve as a national healthcare provider/insurance company is a particularly wise idea. We already have a postal service which – according to the President himself is “always having problems.”  i.e. it loses money and isn’t run very well.  In addtion, the current Cash for Clunkers program has also been less than stellar – some suggest it’s a growing debacle.  The program offers up to $4,500 to shoppers who trade in vehicles getting 18 mpg or less for a more fuel-efficient car or truck. Dealers pay the rebates out of pocket, then must wait to be reimbursed by the government. But administrative snags and heavy paperwork have created a backlog of unpaid claims. Hundreds of dealers our getting out. Hence my concern. If the government can’t handle letters and clunkers what would make me believe it could handle the vast and personal intricacies of healthcare? Sorry…I’m just a bit cynical.

An ancient Hebrew proverb says, “good news gives health to the bones.” I don’t know about most Americans, but I know my bones could use some good and more reasonable news about healthcare reform alternatives.

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