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I am in favor or healthcare reform. You read that correctly. There is something wrong with it. I have written previously about how my wife has been very ill for over 10 years (more like 15 but who wants to keep track). We have spent more on her healthcare than most people have made over the same period. At a few points over her illness we could have asked for government help but we were both raised to take care of ourselves. My wife is adament that she will not take anything which we cannnot buy ourselves. We have very good insurance because we pay for it. It is very expensive, but worth it. My wifes health is worth more than a new car (as one blogger discussed last week). My wifes health has and always will be worth more than worrying about me having to work at a second job or being away from home quite a bit. We take care of our own in this family and we will never want for anything.

As I write this, my wife is in the hospital again. She is an old pro at it and does quite well considering what she has to endure at times. She never loses her sense of humor or her focus. She will come through with flying colors yet again.

My point in this blog is not to brag or belittle, but to ask a pertinent question. Too many in our society are working hard to convince us that healthcare is a right. We keep hearing that it is terrible that a country as rich as ours cannot give everyone in it healthcare. We are even told that under one possible plan, not having healthcare will result in a fine, from the IRS for heavens sake. Come on.

So lets say that we the people and our elected idiots go for one of these plans. We all come together and decide that our government needs to provide a healthcare package that we can all get. Great. But here is the kicker: What is next? Seriously. What supposed right will be foisted into the arena next? I have a feeling that we can all come up with some precious goody that we feel is a right, or should be.

If healthcare is a right, because we all need it to live happily ever after, or search for truth, or be good productive Americans, then I can make the case that having a car should be a right. I need it to get to work. Without it, I cannot work. After all, there is no bus service where I live, nor any type of carpool thing. Too far to ride a bike, etc. I need a car. Everyone should pay for it, kick down some dollars for my car.

How about a cell phone? How about a boat? How about a decent vacation once a year? How about dogfood for my dog? How about beer to relax me after work? I am trying to pursue happiness after all.

I do not portend to know what "right" will be next, but suffice it to say that there will be one. Liberal politicians in our country have made a living off of convincing the gullible that the mean rich and the white collared workers need to pay for everything while they, the gullible are kept down by the same people. Meanwhile the "nice" lib politicians will take care of the gullible just like their mommy and daddy used to.

It is coming. The libs will deny it and argue that I am a teabagger who has no clue. But, it is coming, and they know it. They just can't admit to it yet, because then we may start to ask questions, and even slow down the right to healthcare. Be on the lookout.

Comment balloon 18 commentsKevin Robinson • September 22 2009 10:27PM

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Kevin, I know this is not really about the post but I will pray for your wife. May the Lord bring her quick andfull healing.

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) almost 10 years ago

Thank you Hugh. I will pass that on to her. My wife is a very devout Christian and her faith will carry her through.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 10 years ago

This is just my own humble opinion. Not a political one and it is irrelevant to me what President is in the White House. This is my personal opinion.

We live in the Greatest Country on Earth. This Country spends Trillions of dollars. Much of that is on other world countries,, war, frivolous non-essentials, and a list too long of stupid things.

Therefore I for one believe being born in this Great Country (NOT illegals) we are entitled to Heath Care. I worked for almost 40 years and faithfully and honestly paid my share of taxes and now that the time has come in my life to need help to stay alive I certainly feel BLESSED NOT GUILTY for my care being paid for by the government.

I do not believe the government helping those who can not help themselves is wrong. It is AMERICAN.

I do not believe it will lead to a communist takeover. No more than in 1935 or 1965 when Americans feared the same because of Social Security and Medicare.

 Again, that is just my own humble opinion.

This Country's citizen's are far too Strong, far too Brave and far too Smart to ever allow that to happen.

This is NOT Germany. and Obama is not Hitler. He is (very) Liberal but NOT Hitler and NOT the Messiah. He is JUST a man.

 I am sorry the "right"are so upset that thier tax dollars are paying to keep me alive.

I am sorry that Obama wants to take from all of you and give to me so I might breathe a little easier, smile another day and hold my grandbabies a little longer.

God Bless you all with Grace, Health, Prosperity and Love.

Posted by Linda Mae Croom, (928) 768-3040 almost 10 years ago

Hi, Kevin.  I hope your wife recovers fully and soon.  It's very admirable that although her medical bill is tremendous, you and her don't ask the government to take care of it.  I don't have personal experience with huge medical bills fortunately, but we will probably do the same as you've done, God willing.

I don't think we'd become a nation of dependents although I can't give concrete proof of this.  If the Tea Parties all over nation were indications, people are now paying attention and taking action.

 

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) almost 10 years ago

Sorry to hear about your wife.  My brother suffered for years with terrible headaches that kept him from doing anything including working.  It is no fun being sick.  We do need health care reform, but reform in a smart way.  Fix the exisiting problems to reduce costs and let the poorest people either buy into medicare or go to some sort of free government clinic.  There has to be a simpler way.

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

I truly believe that govt neds to step back out of the way. I have said this before but can you imagine if Costco and WalMart could sell health insurance? It would be cheap, it would work, and it would come with a gaurantee. The govt will mess it up.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 10 years ago

Kevin,  Give my best to your wife!!

Linda,  I don't feel anyone who is born here is entitled to much of anything other than freedom and the possibility that they can do great things with it.  You mention Medicare and Social Security.  Another example of failure.  If you are benefitting from them , that is great and I am happy but as a whole, they are failing and only the increase of taxes or the decrease of benefits can save them.  It seems logical to me.

I don't think the govt. is the answer.  Not totally!  Could they help with some of the corruption that is causing some of this mess, yes.  Will they?, who knows!  It is bad when Drs. need to charge what they do because of the fear of being sued everyday and the insurance that goes with it.

There are a lot of options that can be worked on that would help.  I feel as soon as the govt. gets their hands on it more than they already have it, things will get worse, not better.  It might seem better at first, just like Social Security but now look.

 

Posted by John Hersey, e-PRO Realtor (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty) almost 10 years ago

John- I love your first line above. Absolutely correct.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 10 years ago

Kevin,

Your wife and your family are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hang tough my friend!! As I know you do daily!!

Linda Mae,

Let's talk reality not use the right vs left against each other any more. Let's talk about what is good for all Americans!!

I.E. "I am sorry the "right"are so upset that thier tax dollars are paying to keep me alive. I am sorry that so many on the "right" would rather have us who can not afford HeathCare left to die in the Streets."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmNSTVzgsro

 

 

Posted by Alice Linahan (Voices Empower ) almost 10 years ago

Kevin,  My best to your wife and my prayers are with her.  Hopefully she will be home soon.

It is not the responsibility of the government to provide health insurance.  I agree.

Linda, If you currently have government insurance you are at risk to have your benefits cut under the plan being considered now.  You will get less benefits so younger people will pay less for insurance.

"I am sorry that Obama wants to take from all of you and give to me"  Linda, there is a much bigger picture.  This is just the preview for the main feature - redistribution of wealth!  That is wrong.  It is not American!  It is robbing the wealthy to give to the poor.

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin almost 10 years ago

John, Alice and Bonnie,

Thank you for your comments. I respect your viewpoints. I especially like John's and read it twice even though I disagree with the first line.

 and... as Alice mentioned I apologize for pointing out the "right" and sounding as if I am "left".

I am just a woman finding my way through many ups and downs and attempting to be centered. My use of the word "right" was because from personal experience, which is small and limited, it is always the "right" speaking out against the very things that are keeping me and many others alive and/or healthy.

Posted by Linda Mae Croom, (928) 768-3040 almost 10 years ago

John,

"Medicare and Social Security.  Another example of failure"

Curious and a bit confused over your choice of word "failure"

I am aware drastic changes are needed because they will be "failing" in the future if we don't change them. BUT I was unaware that the "Socialist"  programs of Medicare and Social Security had ALREADY FAILED.

Perhaps in 1935 they did not envision our Country's population in the astounding millions that it now is or they would have revised it differently then. Or perhaps they believed in the second Coming of Christ in their lifetime and there would be no 21st Century.

 Who knows? But I would venture a guess they were VERY concerned with the plight of the Country at that MOMENT and they did what they could to fix it.

 I believe President Roosevelt would weep tears of joy to know that SEVENTY FIVE years later Social Security is STILL WORKING and there was NOT a Socialist/Communist takeover..  

A "Failure " John?

What about the millions in the past whose ONLY method of survival was COMPLETELY due to these programs. Would you prefer the people screaming at Roosevelt in 1935 he was a "Communist" and a "Socialist" had won and it had never been put in to effect?

Yes it needs revision. Yes it may fail. But it did NOT fail as predicted by it's opposers in 1935.

Yes the Health Care Bill needs revising. Yes it MIGHT fail as predicted by it's opposers in 2009.

Will the Health Care Bill turn our Country Marxist? Communist? Socialist? Or will it simply go down in History as another 1935?????????

 

Posted by Linda Mae Croom, (928) 768-3040 almost 10 years ago

It's nice to see a discussion here without anybody resorting to insults and name calling.  I love politics but the out and out outbursts and offensive language...not so much.

Health care obviously needs reform, but not at the expense of the 80% (depends on the polling company) who are satisfied with their coverage.

:)

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) almost 10 years ago

Linda, Yes, a failure.  If you agree that it WILL FAIL in the future, it is a failure.  Any pyramid scheme is.  It may have made sense at one time because of the numbers, I suppose but it has been known for a long time that it is not working.  They can't keep taking money from somewhere else to make it work.  We can't keep printing more money and we can't keep raising taxes.  Where does it stop?  Really?

Posted by John Hersey, e-PRO Realtor (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty) almost 10 years ago

David ( I meant John)  over 400 MILLION people have received over 9 TRILLION dollars in  Social Security payments.

 ... In 2009 alone , nearly 51 million Americans will receive $650 billion in Social Security benefits. ...

Ernest Ackerman was the first to receive a Social Security check in 1937. It was for 17 cents.

I doubt in the era of it's inception many had a clue of what was to come.

To me, President Roosevelt SUCCEEDED. NOT FAILED at helping millions. He MIGHT fail others in the future BUT he has NOT FAILED yet.

Nice to debate with you. After all is said and done you have your opinion I have mine. No harm done.

Posted by Linda Mae Croom, (928) 768-3040 almost 10 years ago

Linda,  Not sure if were talking to David or me.  If me, I am still wondering where this all ends...

You gave some nice stats but what next?  How far can we go?  As we give this money out we are going further in debt.  We are going in debt to countries we should really not be in debt to!!  How does debt work in our own personal lives?  The borrower is always slave to the lender.  This is not getting better, that is for sure!

Posted by John Hersey, e-PRO Realtor (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty) almost 10 years ago

John,

I agree. It is highly likely,  perhaps even inevitable that there will be huge deficits in the program by the time our children retire. I am not disagreeing with your statements concerning that fact. Just the use of the word "failure." I apologize for being so technical but in reality I find I LEARN much more when I disagree because it makes me seek out 'facts"

Happy Writting and God bless!

Posted by Linda Mae Croom, (928) 768-3040 almost 10 years ago

Read up on Galveston City Employees and their retirement program. Compare it to SS.

Start here: http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/2005-03-15-benefits-reform-galveston_x.htm

Read this: http://www.heritage.org/Research/SocialSecurity/BG1109.cfm

Next:  http://www.ipi.org/ipi/IPIPublications.nsf/d53468529c2cdadc862567d9005a4bf8/481e570ea1b452dc86256b490008be18?OpenDocument

I would like out of SS. It is a joke. They can keep my money but let me out, forever. I prefer an ROI that makes sense. It (SS) is designed for the unambitious.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 10 years ago

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