If I thought there was a chance more government involvement with the relationship between me and my doctor would improve the medical care to which I have access, I would be in favor of it. But there is no chance of that.
There is no possibility that government can administer a program that will result in good medical care for everyone. The premise is ludicrous.
I don’t care what the current bill in Congress that’s making the news says. It’s too long and too esoteric for me to understand. If it is fluff and really changes nothing, we don’t need it. If it does what most 3000-page bills do, we should fear it. Therefore I oppose it.
Having Congress write laws that will govern how and from whom I will receive medical advice and care is like having Gordon Howie, Jim Shaw and Bob Ellis write them. In fact, I would choose any of those three over Al Franken or Chuck Schumer to give me medical advice. Well, maybe not Howie.
The countries that have “guaranteed” medical services provided through more extensive social programs than we have are all practicing rationed medical care. So are we; I understand that. There is no cure for that.
I believe that the less government meddles in medicine, the more chance there is that professionals will find a way to get more medical care to more poor people. I believe that the more government meddles, the more expensive medical care will become for everyone, with a corresponding drop in quality.
The ancillary results will be ugly, as well. Government will have its hands in every aspect of our lives, making judgments as to whether we’re doing our part to maintain our own health and thus properly regulating our own portion of the “burden on government.”
I can be confident that no one who will bother to take issue with me here will have read the bill either. If anyone does take issue, it will be because he or she wants so much to believe that a government-run medical care system could possibly serve them well that they are willing to ignore mountains of evidence to the contrary.