Courtney Goulet, Sartell
Mr. Dalman, as a response to your recent article about Obamacare, I would like to tell you I am surprised you are very against Michelle Bachmann who is trying to not allow Obamacare to pass, yet by the end of your article, you don’t appear to be sold on the idea yourself. You said yourself it’s only a better-than-nothing plan and you are crossing your fingers hoping it will succeed. If you are looking for any alternatives, have you tried watching any of the speeches and interviews with Dr. Benjamin Carson?
First, I want to state I am not ignorant of our countries problems, and I have done my research on which country’s health care serves the most amount of people. But there is far more to the issue than just giving services away to people. It’s about maintaining hard-working productive Americans who can work together in unity to preserve the freedoms our forefathers fought so hard for. Right now so many of those freedoms and rights are slipping away right before our very eyes, yet they are disguised as created equal human rights for everyone.
Just stop and think for a moment what Obamacare will do. The plan is to take away the money from the rich through higher taxation to pay for the poor. Wouldn’t it just be far better to make it affordable for all Americans regardless of their salary to be able to pay for their own services? If we are to create wise responsible Americans who can give back to their country, we need to stop giving free handouts to everyone at the expense of others.
You will never be able to eliminate the poor in this country by eliminating the rich. If you try to level out the money, like Obama is doing, that will only cause division with the rich and laziness with the poor. That is one way we will bring our country to ruin. Jesus once wisely said, “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.” (Mark 3:24 NIV) This statement was very true with the kingdom of Rome. When the people were pitted against each other and each was only interested in his own selfish desires, they destroyed themselves.
Even your article causes anger among people reading it. You are very much entitled to your own opinion and the freedom to speak your mind, but be very careful because creating enmity will only destroy our nation. I do not want people living in anxiety, going broke or suffering because of lack of health care, but I think a good way to cut costs is first to use less invasive (more natural) procedures. When we let the body take care of itself and use less drugs and surgeries, there is less chance of malpractice, which would reduce costs. A very large part of our health-care costs have been with chemotherapy treatments that do not have a very high success rate, yet because they are making the doctors and the pharmaceuticals money, they continue to use them.
The biggest problem I see in this whole mess is greed for money. That is why they have had so many malpractice cases lately because patients are very quick to sue for malpractice because then they get money out of it. The reason we have malpractice problems also is because in medical school, we are taught what is best for the doctor community rather than what is best for the human body. This greed for money is all stemmed from our sin problem, which cannot be eliminated.
Perhaps a good way to eliminate the sky-high malpractice insurance is not to allow them to sue for millions of dollars. If instead those victims of malpractice were just given free services to fix the problems the malpractice caused, we would not have to have health-insurance costs so high.
Another good solution would be to encourage more natural remedies that do not require drugs with negative side effects; we have less necessary visits to the doctor, which would lower health-care costs. They could even offer discounts for people who do live a more healthy lifestyle as a motivation. This is a solution that will work far better than Obamacare.