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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Universal Health Insurance: Just Don't Get Sick

I have rarely found an article that I agree with more than this one. This says the exact same thing that I have been saying about Universal Health Care, but the article says it more eloquently than I could. Basically it goes over the different ideas about the current entitlement spending programs. It explains that we are saddling our children with debt to pay for these enormous and overly expensive government programs. I highly recommend this article as it is a good read.

Universal Health Insurance: Just Don't Get Sick

By Alan Caruba (04/06/08)

Okay, let’s say that President Obama or Hillary is in office and Congress has passed a bill that requires everyone to have health insurance. Gas is up over $4.00 a gallon, food prices are sky high, and, if you’ve recently graduated from college, you are paying off loans at $1,000 per month.

If you’re a homeowner, you have a mortgage, property taxes, and a stack of other bills. You’ve got to decide between paying the mandated premium or being able to drive to work, buy food, holding onto your home, or keeping the bill collector from your door.

All of a sudden, mandatory health insurance doesn’t seem like such a great idea. In fact, your big worry is that Social Security will be able to send you a monthly check and that Medicare and Medicaid won’t go flat broke before you die. Trustees for these massive entitlement programs just announced Social Security will be depleted by 2041, while Medicare goes bust eight years from now in 2019.

According to a March 18 Policy Analysis published by the Cato Institute, health care consumers are annually spending “more than $1.8 trillion dollars for overall health costs, more than what Americans spend on housing, food, national defense, or automobiles.”

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