Monday, August 31, 2009

The Doctor is OUT!

I am not a political person. I really don't pay much attention to political dealings and doings, as I have much more important things on my mind (Doctor Who Action Figures, for instance).

One issue, though, has really caught my interest, mostly because it affects even me.

I am speaking about the big debate over Health Care here in the good ol' U.S. of A.  A lot of people are taking sides and arguing about what would be the best solution to the problem of a whole bunch of our countrymen having crappy heath care, or, in way too many cases, none at all.

As much as I hate to talk politics, I hate seeing people argue more. I have then, come up with the perfect solution to this health care dilemma.

Here it is: Any citizen of the USA should get full health care coverage. For free. They can go to the doctor or the hospital and receive the treatment they need at no cost to them. If they need prescription drugs to help them on the road to recovery and feeling fine, those would be free too. Of course, many of these trips to the hospital could be prevented with regular medical checkups, so those would be free, too.

Naturally, a lot of people who wouldn't like my suggestion would ask where all the money for this "free" medical care would come from. That's a fair question. How about we stop fighting all these wars in other countries that are costing us billions of  dollars a month? If we dragged all our troops home from those hopeless situations, we would have more than enough money to finance our plan. Not to mention a having a whole bunch of our young men and women home in one piece.

Of course, the insurance types and other slime who've been raking in the moola under the current system won't like this plan. Do we really care about what they think? Besides, I'm sure that they can find other human fears to exploit for profit.

I realize that my plan is rather simplistic, and there would be a lot of little details to iron out. The way I see it though, figuring out those little things are what those folks we elect to office are supposed to be good at!

Some of you out there might think this plan is stupid, misinformed and incredibly naive. Maybe so, but admit it, it's a great plan.

It sure beats what we have now.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the plan! But this political posting from you has left me confused. What have you done with the REAL Bill, you fiend?!

September 1, 2009 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger Black Canary said...

I agree! If something doesn't change for the better soon, I'm moving to England where the healthcare system is affordable and Doctor Who action figures are everywhere!

I truly believe there are many diseases for which cures have already been discovered but have been kept secret so that the insurance companies can keep making money on prescription medicine.

Taking care of the citizens of this country should take priority over foreign policy matters.

I think I'll try for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat...

September 1, 2009 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Bill White said...

Anonymous- It really is me. I have abandoned my usual avoidance of all-things-political, because this affects everybody! The fact that my prescription costs forty bucks a pop, and isn't covered by insurance also motivated me.

BC- I too believe that there are cures out there that exist but are being withheld in the name of profits. Sadly, I don't think health care reform would change this.

If you want to fill our purple-faced Senator's seat, you'll need to up your liquor consumption quite a bit! I'd still vote for you...

September 1, 2009 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger P.L. Frederick said...

Bill White for president. Or supreme court justice or major or dog catcher or something. Yours is a relatively simple solution, and cuts out the middle wo/man (the insurance system). Insurance is percentages and money, just another another word for gambling.

P.L. Frederick (Small & Big)

September 4, 2009 at 11:38 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

So, 9/11 never happened??

September 7, 2009 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Bill White said...

Uh, yeah, 9/11 did happen. It was in all the papers if you missed it.

What does that have to do with Health Care, though?

September 9, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

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