12.25.2008

Health Care in America

It seems I'm one of the few supporters of our health care system. I spent the better part of 2 years deeply involved with the health care industry as a patient. I can say that while there are areas in need of improvement, (e.g. bitchy ER admins that think they are qualified to diagnose) I can say without hesitation that I would not want to be in any other country to receive treatment. Certainly not Canada or the UK.

I also believe we have a suitable insurance system. I am concerned with rising costs but I am opposed to this notion of Universal Health Care. Everyone does not deserve the same health care from the same administrator. A smoker should definitely pay more than I do for insurance. I'm concerned that in the universal world of Obama that might not be the case.

This well stated commentary from the Chicago Tribune describes my concerns for the proposed health care in our workers paradise.

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