"Health Insurance Reform"

The most obvious problem with all this “health care reform” or “health insurance reform” stuff is that that there is no possible way the government can pay for it. Creating a commission of “health experts” to oversee Medicare might squeeze out a couple billion dollars of waste to help out, but that’s not much compared to the trillion required. “Spend more money.” That’s getting to be an awfully overused solution to a problem that didn’t really originate from a lack of money. The government can’t keep just giving everybody what they want.

But the deeper problem with the whole thing is more government control. I don’t want the government to force me to get insurance if I don’t want it. I don’t want the government to mandate what has to be covered. I don’t want an assigned doctor deciding what services I am to receive. If the government can mandate what’s in a basic care package, what will stop their intentions of mandating something that is morally wrong in the future?

We might need change: if people are going to get better care, we’re going to have to come up with more caring people; people who will follow their consciences and live by the Golden Rule that Christ gave us rather than a sole motivation for money. America, if we give Uncle Sam a grip on health care, we’re just making the hole in the dyke a little bigger once again. It is not wise to put your trust in man for help.


  1. Matthew August 26, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    “…with more caring people, people who will follow their consciences and live by the Golden Rule that Christ gave us rather than a sole motivation for money…”

    Right on Michael! America needs less national Goverment and more self-government. You gave excellent words for the ears of modern America.

  2. Crystal August 27, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    Very well said. Let us pray that more will realize this.

  3. James August 31, 2009 at 3:04 pm #

    This concept is sooo simple! Why can’t people understand?

    And what you said, Matthew, is very true: without self-control, we’ll get government-control.

  4. Donald August 31, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    Thank you for your example of self-government Michael! God continue to bless you with productivity and health in your work this harvest season.

  5. Michael October 13, 2009 at 9:48 am #

    Here’s a good link to actually read the (tentative) Chairman’s Mark of the Baucus bill: http://www.opencongress.org/baucus_bill_health_care.html
    Shamefully, the actual wording of the bill being voted on has not even been written, and additional measures can or will be added in secret. See also http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/1225-Max-%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Baucus-America-s-Healthy-Future-Act-

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