Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Kill The Universal Health Care Crap by Akindele Akinyemi

We often hear liberals talking about the need for Universal Health Care in our country. More importantly, blacks always fall for this socialist trap from liberals because our community is extremely unhealthy. The best health care for our community is to (1) eat healthy, (2) close your legs and (3) stop smoking, drinking and work out on a regular basis.

I recently got into a heated debate on health care with a fellow liberal friend of mine who is voting for Hillary Clinton. She told me that health care is a right of the American people and everyone deserves health care.

Well if it is a right then let's point to the Constitution on the United States.

In the Bill of Rights there is NOTHING on a right to have health care. According to Wikipedia:

  • Second Amendment: declares "a well regulated militia" as "necessary to the security of a free State", and as explanation for prohibiting infringement of "the right of the people to keep and bear arms."
  • Third Amendment: prohibits the government from using private homes as quarters for soldiers without the consent of the owners.
  • Sixth Amendment: guarantees a speedy public trial for criminal offenses. It requires trial by a jury, guarantees the right to legal counsel for the accused, and guarantees that the accused may require witnesses to attend the trial and testify in the presence of the accused. It also guarantees the accused a right to know the charges against him. The Sixth Amendment has several court cases associated with it, including Powell v. Alabama, United States v. Wong Kim Ark, Gideon v. Wainwright, and Crawford v. Washington. In 1966, the Supreme Court ruled that the fifth amendment prohibition on forced self-incrimination and the sixth amendment clause on right to counsel were to be made known to all persons placed under arrest, and these clauses have become known as the Miranda rights.
  • Ninth Amendment: declares that the listing of individual rights in the Constitution and Bill of Rights is not meant to be comprehensive; and that the other rights not specifically mentioned are retained elsewhere by the people.
  • Tenth Amendment: provides that powers that the Constitution does not delegate to the United States and does not prohibit the states from exercising, are "reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
So where do liberals get this false notion that everyone deserves health care?

The truth about Universal Health Care is the fact that it does not work.

Universal health care results from a government mandated program to provide all citizens, and sometimes permanent residents, of a governmental region access to most types of health care regardless of ability to pay. Legislation defines what care will be provided and how it will be paid. Patients may pay for some portion of their care directly, but most care is subsidized by taxpayers and/or by compulsory insurance.

I do not like the fact that GOVERNMENT is involved in this type of health care. Name on thing that works by the government on a consistent basis other than warfare. Providing health care is not the responsibility of government. We should enjoy the free market health care we have now.

Besides, universal heath care would result in increased wait times, which could result in unnecessary deaths. You know the slogan from the Detroit Medical Center...ER in 29 minutes...that will not happen under universal health care.

Also, unequal access and health disparities still exist in universal health care systems. If you are over a certain age in places like the United Kingdom or Russia they will not even take care of you because they figure you are going to die anyway.

Universal health care would reduce efficiency because of more bureaucratic oversight and more paperwork, which could lead to fewer doctor-patient visits. Advocates of this argument claim that the performance of administrative duties by doctors results from medical centralization and over-regulation, and may reduce charitable provision of medical services by doctors.

Here is a BIG one that liberals (especially black liberals) will not tell you. By law, uninsured citizens receive emergency care regardless of ability to pay. The health care safety net, which includes free medical clinics, charity care, and nonprofits and government-run community hospitals provides necessary care to the uninsured.

If you live in a city like Detroit where 50% of the population cannot read or write black liberal politicians will say anything to swing an opinion.

Why should healthy people who take care of themselves should not have to pay for the burden of those who smoke, are obese, etc.? Plus, universal health care would eliminate the right to privacy between doctors and patients.

You see, we have to stop falling for the hype of the universal health care crap. This is something Congressman John Conyers and Hillary Clinton would love to pass into law. Yet, they do not want to support the FairTax issues.

If black people were smart and educated about financial literacy we would ditch this ridiculous idea on universal health care and build our own health care systems like Henry Ford, Genesys and St. John. But when you are stuck on a plantation mentally and spiritually and rely on government to take care of you then we will receive the same old results.

Former and late President Ronald Reagan said it best:

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.


Anonymous said...

great post. I guess you did not vote for Kwame!

wisdom said...

Interesting take on universal health care, but I don't agree with your position.