I saw the headline on my Comcast homepage. Courts are declaring Obama’s Healthcare Bill unconstitutional. I understand the idea that it’s unconstitutional to make people buy something if they don’t want it. I don’t want to argue that, or argue at all. It just seems like fighting a war against something that is basically benign.
If people walk around without insurance and then something serious happens (like needing open heart surgery, getting shot at a public community event, flipping your car on the interstate, or finding a lump in your breast) they may be left bankrupt with tax dollars picking up their tabs. So is it really all that bad that people are asked to buy insurance to save themselves and their fellow citizens this heartache? Of course, I recognize this is face value and it is probably a lot more complicated. I’m also sort of obsessed with the safety and security that comes with insurance-whether or not I’m actually all that protected because of it.
I think there are some really positive things in this bill that will go out the window if it is declared Unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. I mean if everyone has to buy insurance, won’t companies have to insure them? So people who have been desperate for insurance for years but have been unable to qualify because of pre-existing conditions will finally be able to be covered. It will help a lot of people. It will even help people who don’t think they want to be helped. Isn’t it possible there could be a general feeling of wow, we should have done this years ago?
It just seemed to me that all through the years and during election time people always talk about healthcare and insurance issues. There are probably more people walking a line with the possibility of one terrible accident or horrible sickness destroying them financially than there are people who will never have to worry about how they’ll pay a hospital bill should they need to. Of course as I say this I realize the Baby Boomers are starting to turn 65 this year, so that probably makes that statement false or at least will in the next ten years.
I’m mostly just so tired of these games. Why are we using money, time, and resources to fight this? It was an enormous compromise from where the whole thing began. At this point in the debate do average everyday citizens even know what’s so bad about the bill? And more importantly at this point, considering it was voted in last year, do they even care? I suppose they care if their side tells them to. I really think the only thing that matters to our leaders anymore is political capitol.