Wednesday, June 27, 2012
On Day One: Repeal Obamacare
Mitt Romney yesterday said that on day one he would repeal Obamacare and return healthcare to the States and individual responsibility. The problem with this is this isn't how it is now. If gov. Romney is serious the second thing that he needs to do on day one is repeal a Reagan era law that says that health care providers must treat people who walk in. Here is the problem we have people in this country who don't take responsibility and buy insurance because they are healthy, we have people who want insurance but can't afford it for a variety of reasons, and then we have people who are denied coverage due to pre-existing illnesses. Unfortunately we (the taxpayers) pay the health care costs for these people. So, unless Romney is going to let the rest of society kick those without insurance or the means to pay for their care to the curb the taxpayers are going to be on the hook for health care expenses for an increasing number of people. You want to know why casts are out of control? It is because the responsible citizens have been paying for the irresponsible and we have had enough. I have no problem cutting off the gravy train and teaching responsibility through denial. It seems to me that the individual mandate is a good idea short of single payer universal coverage but if the people want this repeal then at least have the sense to remove the mandatory care provisions that we have.