Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Health Care Debate

Before I start this "reasoned rant" let me first say I believe our society has a responsibility to provide access to quality heath care for its citizens whether they be rich or poor.  And I also strongly believe that our country can not prosper in the future with the health care system that we have now.

However, I am very concerned that the current proposals before the legislative branch of the United States government are most likely to end up as a huge Rube Goldberg bureaucracy.

I think most of us have witnessed well meaning legislation be manipulated to provide special benefits to a few or to be so cumbersome to decipher that some segments of our society are able to gain advantages that were never the original intent of the law.

I truly think there are some incremental changes we can make to our current health care system before we attempt any of the massive overhaul plans that are now being proposed.

To me it seemed like the CEO of Whole Foods had some ideas worth considering in his Wall Street Journal opinion piece.  His article did not seem to bash any of the proposals before congress, yet many people and organizations were outraged by his suggestions and called for a boycott of his company.


ktbigdawg said...

Boycott Whole foods? Why on earth would we want to do that. I ask how can I get a job with whole foods, to have such a great health benefit package. Premiums for health insurance at my company rose five percent this year, yet my contribution rose 30 percent. I would love to have $1,800.00 a year to spend anyway that I see fit for my medical insurance.