Email From A Reader: Obama’s Health Care Plan Means Government Control
Just got this in an email from a reader:
I am a ND resident and my husband and I have our healthcare thru BCBS of ND. We are both self employed and pay our own health insurance premiums. We pay $924 monthly which comes to $11,088 yearly. We are in our later 50′s and even though this is a large premium to pay each month, we know it is necessary that we have good healthcare coverage. And, we make some financial sacrifices to be sure we can afford these premiums.
If this healthcare reform goes through, people like myself and my husband will probably have no choice but to eventually go with the government plan. We know we’ll be paying a lot more in taxes if this goes through as there is no such thing as a free lunch! And we know our healthcare coverage will be limited. But, we’ll have no choice.
The BCBS’s will eventually be unable to compete with the government plans and we will then be totally dependent on our government run healthcare plans. That’s when people will wake up to what a mistake this will be! People like us that are in our later 50′s and older will soon find out that we’ll be the first to be told certain treatments won’t be available to us.
Health care is expensive now, but the fix being pushed by Obama and the Democrats doesn’t really fix anything. It perpetuates the same sort of third-party paying system that disconnects health care consumers from health care costs, thus providing no market incentives for people to live healthier lives, or be smarter about their care.
If we want to fix health care we should seek to empower people to provide for their own health care, not make them dependent on the government.