by MSO News CorrespondentHunter
I stumbled across this and got to thinking. OK, the supposed experts that are in charge of this train wreck are saying that they are expecting anywhere from 2 to 3 million people to sign up or have signed up by the end of the year. A goal of 7 million people by March 31 of 2014 and at an estimated cost of 2.6 trillion over the next decade. Oh, and you will most likely be taxed to death on top of it if your employer provides you insurance that you cannot partake in or collect any of the “benefits”.
OK, so stick with me here, do a quick Google, there are around 313 million people in the United States. Even if our fearless leaders do get to 10 million people integrated into their system, how can they justify the system to cost 2.6 trillion dollars ($260,000 per person)? They created a website that did not work when all most people had to do was do a little research (Google is Free by the way), and in doing so can be directed to any providers website.
This makes me mad as can be. Everyone knows how to use a computer and internet, but why can’t those same people research something that would or could possibly benefit them? Why does the government have to create an Easy Button? Has the American people forgotten that when he was touting this health care crap that it was supposed to be free? Forgotten that one have they? This is just one persons rant. Are people that lazy to say, “Well hey, you promised X and delivering Y at a HUGE cost!” That will do untold damage that even the experts wont be able to expert there way out. It is a true shame.
I had taken a step back and not really cared about any of this but I got to thinking today at those figures released and I did not know that 2 + 2 = 2.6 trillion. I am ashamed!
Hunter is obviously frustrated, like many of us. Our healthcare system certainly did and does need improvements but I truly believe that a high school economics class could develop a better system. A system using logic, sound business practices, and simple arithmetic that actually adds up. It is a complicated issues but what is not complicated is millions of Americans are actually loosing their healthcare, paying more than ever before for less benefits – and the governments involvement pretty much guarantees its failure.