The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
I don't cheer for anything to fail. However, I can still predict it. What Obama wants is literally impossible.
This is the same reason that I have private insurance and do not rely on the VA for my medical care. Any government run health care makes choices based on money, and not health.
At least with a private insurance policy, I can negotiate my coverage and have legal recourse to protect my interests. With government, I have no legal recourse or the ability to negotiate my coverage. The PPACA also removed the ability to negotiate my coverage with private insurance companies, to a great extent, although I was able to negotiate certain coverage that I would not be allowed to do under single payer.
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Bureaucracy as an entity is not my concern. The impersonal application of something as personal as health care by a bureaucratic system is a concern.
My health care should be my choice, with the guidance of my physicians. Not the choice of an insurance company or a government agency.
My insurance policy gives me and my doctor the choices of treatment. Source and amount of payment are the only choices where my insurance gets involved (although they do try to exceed that limitation regularly).
I just got home from having an ultrasound. The cost of the procedure alone (not including doctor's fees), was $843.00. I had to pay the entire amount because of my deductible and it being early in the year. Under single payer, I may have not been allowed to have the procedure, since there may not be a mechanism for me to pay the costs directly, or even get approval to have the procedure from the government.
For instance, I always try to go through the VA first. The VA disapproved the procedure. My private doctor ordered the procedure and I was scheduled to receive it. The VA refused to perform it. I had to go to a private medical imaging and radiologist group to have the procedure.
My late father-in-law, and my mother-in-law had/have the same problems with Medicare. We have to have a separate private insurance policy as well as use our own funds to cover treatments that Medicare will not allow (look at the video X posted for prima facie evidence of this fact).
The same happens to many in Canada that have to come to the US to have procedures that are not allowed by the Canadian single payer system.
I don't want that here, not for me.
You have the right to do as you wish. As for me? I prefer to have a voice of what happens to my own body.
The only thing I feel entitled to, is to receive and pay for services I want/need and negotiate for, in one way or another.
I'm not entitled to others paying for what I receive.