Reasons Why YOU Should Oppose Health Insurance Reform
- If you enjoy getting double digit increases to your health insurance plan: Then oppose health care reform
- If you prefer getting less salary/wages because your employer has to pay more for health insurance every year: Then oppose health care reform
- If you think it’s a bad thing for individuals to discuss living wills and end of life care with their doctor: Then oppose health care reform
- If you think it’s a good thing that you pay higher insurance premiums to inefficiently subsidize the uninsured: Then oppose health care reform
- If you like the fact that our country has worse mortality and morbidity compared to every other industrialized country, and pays more for the privilege of those worse outcomes, then by all means, oppose health care reform.
- If you think it’s a good thing that the “free market” charges 20% to 40% for administration/overhead while Medicare does it more efficiently for 3%-5% and you don’t want to take advantage of those savings, then oppose health care reform.
- If you think socialized medicine is a bad thing, then why is the Veterans Administration the health care system in American with the highest patient satisfaction rate (and the VA is 100% socialized medicine)?
- If the “free market” works so well, why can’t people who have pre-existing conditions get affordable coverage? Oppose health care reform to keep the status quo.
- If you are genuinely concerned about the federal deficit, does it bother you to know that health care costs currently eat up 16% of GDP, and will be 20% of GDP in just 8 short years? If not, then by all means, oppose health care reform.
- If you are genuinely a believer in the “free market” and competition, are you aware that health insurance companies are exempt from the Sherman Anti-Trust act, and therefore CAN collude, and CAN have monopolies? Is that really the “free market” at work? Will you contact your Representative/Senators to change this?
- If you think it’s a good thing for America to have employer-based health coverage, do you worry at all what will happen to your coverage if your company stops offering it? Can you afford a $14,000 a year premium to cover your family?
- If you think it’s a good thing that health insurance, on average, costs more per month than the average mortgage payment, then oppose health care reform.
- If you think the government is going to ration care, are you aware that the “free market” currently forces patients to wait for results on cancer biopsies and cancer treatments? Do you think those patients are getting “the best possible care” right now, having to wait for cancer treatments? Do you realize that it is being rationed right now?
- If Canada has such a bad health care system, then why aren’t Canadians clamoring for their politicians to institute an “American style” health insurance system in Canada?
- If you are a Christian, do you believe the Scripture that says, “Love your neighbor as yourself?” If you love yourself enough to care for your own body, do you love others as Christ commanded you to, and are you willing to help them pay for their health care? If not, re-read your Bible, or perhaps consider another religion that doesn’t ask you to sacrifice for others.
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