Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Economics of Health Care Reform

The President’s Council of Economic Advisers says that it is for the economic good of the nation that we have health care reform. Because it will save jobs and help large and small businesses that this health care reform might happen. We are not going to get health care reform where everyone will be covered because it is the right thing to do, or, that as humans, everyone has a right to health care. Those reasons really do not carry any weight. It is because in Dollar$ that it makes sense that there is hope that reform will take place. This is just one more example of my philosophy about life in America, and perhaps all over the world in varying degrees, that money talks and bull shit walks. Show the economic imperative, yes the word imperative is used in the article about health care that I read this morning, and you might just be able to get enough votes to get reform passed by the Congress of the United States.

I love the part of the article where they discuss the Dollar$ that will be saved by the typical family of four as a result of health care reform. The Council of Economic Advisers can tell us how much we will save 20 and 30 years out in 2009 Dollar$. This kind of economic analysis is just so much crap that it is beyond laughable. They can not tell you the purchasing power of the Dollar in five years much less 20 or even 30 years. But, for the vast majority, these people on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers sound like they know what they are talking about. May the FORCE be with them.

I hope we get health care reform passed soon. I think we will be a better nation if everyone knows that they will not be destroyed by health care costs or that they can not take a better job for the security of their family because they fear losing coverage because of a preexisting condition. I know there must be another million reason why health care reform will be good for this country, but we do not need to list each one.

Stay tuned.

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