Sunday, July 26, 2009

Obama Health Care: Good or Bad?

I am one of the very few people in America who is truly on the fence about President Obama's proposed health care overhaul. On the one hand, health care is broken and desperately needs to be fixed. There are many people who simply can't afford health care or have decent jobs that just don't offer health benefits. Rather than pay outrageous health care premiums, some go without any insurance and just "cross their fingers" that they will never need it.

However, there is also the school of thought that wonders if Obama-Care will turn into the New Jersey DMV with long waiting lines to see doctors, countless forms to fill out, and a general degredation in service for all. If given the choice between the two, I would take the former every time. United States health care is the best in the world and it seems like people are always coming here from socialized countries to get better care.

Is there a common ground compromise? Well I for one, like most Americans unfamiliar with the intricacies of health care, have no idea! I would be hesistant to create a "tiered" system of health care because there would be a tendency for substandard care at the lower levels. It seems at the moment, the status quo will continue to prevail as far as this issue is concerned.


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