Erika Brewington’s Blog

Obama’s Health Care Plan

President Obama’s claim that America’s health care spending of $2.2 trillion is a valid reason for the government should step in and regulate. This is something I don’t agree with at all. As there are always two sides to every story, I believe it all comes down to whether or not you are willing to pay tax for other’s health care or not. Granted, $2.2 trillion is an extremely high amount, what the government doesn’t say is exactly how they calculate this number. If all aspects of spending are accounted for, how do we know they aren’t including the full cost of both the bill a patient would pay for a procedure and how much the hospital pays for doing the procedure? Obviously, some of the money paid by the patient goes directly to paying for the procedure, so there is a large chance much of the spending has been over accounted for.

That aside, America is a land of equal opportunity. Everyone has the right to an education as well as having a career. These things just aren’t handed to those who have them, they work for them in order to provide needs for themselves and their families. So why should they pay the government to help other people when no one is helping them? I just dont see how its fair to ask people to pay for other people to be taken care of when they are working so hard to take care of themselves. To top things off, Obama has said that with the new health plan, if people are satisfied with the current insurance provided by their employers, nothing will change in their coverage. So, basically they’ll just be dishing out even more tax money when it will not be benefiting them in any way at all.

I feel if the government is so concerned with taking care of people who can’t take care of themselves, then the government should find a way to do it on its own..not by reaching FURTHER into the pockets of hard working Americans.


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