The American people are not getting the change we wanted when we elected Barrack Obama president, at least when it comes to the mess of our health care system.
True, there are a few regulations in the Senate bill that will help protect some Americans against the nasty ways of the private insurance companies. There are also subsidies to help people pay for insurance. But without a strong public option the worst of our health care problems are not going to go away. This is simply because the problem with our current system is the for-profit private insurance companies. The current health care bill is so watered down now that I consider it a loss. Without a strong public option, the insurance companies win.
Also, don’t forget that the subsidies are tax payer dollars and where will all these dollars go? Right into the deep pockets of the insurance companies. They will only get bigger and stronger, which is the main problem with our system to begin with. As for the new regulations, the insurance companies with their lawyers and lobbyists will find ways around these new regulations and do what they always do: make money.
As long as the goal for the private insurance companies is to make money off of the backs of sick people, our health system is not going to get fixed. Health care should not be a for-profit business; the more care is denied the better the profit margin. This is unethical in my opinion.
I do understand the Republicans who don’t want government controlling our lives, but in the case of health care, I don’t see how any government program could be as bad as the screwing we get from private insurance companies. If you don’t feel the pain, then you are probably not sick or disabled.
The current bill will just create more red tape and headaches for Americans. Until we have a single-payer system and cut out the money grabbing middle-man, our health care system will remain broken.