I have my own thoughts and views about Obamacare, but to be honest the whole thing is so complicated that I can barely get a handle on it. I’m not sure how it will effect me, my mother, or anyone else for that matter. I even consider myself above average when it comes to keeping up with stuff like this so I’m almost positive that most other people are relying on their perspective conservative or liberal media outlets to make up their minds for them.
Since I basically hate mainstream media and find they are ALWAYS pushing an agenda I’ve decided to post a variety of links both for and against Obamacare, it’s legality, and it’s basic effectiveness. I’m going to read over these myself and hopefully in the near future I can give some sort of semi-educated summary and theory on the topic. I’m definitely late to the party on this one…
My Initial Thoughts
Being both fiscally conservative and naturally distrusting of the Government it is terribly hard for me to accept that Obamacare is right for the country at the present moment. The US is already taxed as high as any country in the world so I find it unfair that the country would either have to go into further debt to pay for Universal Healthcare or that the tax payers would have to shell out more money. Either seems wrong to me.
The nation is 15 trillion in debt and counting – I’m not sure that we are ready to take on the biggest social program in history. Furthermore, I’m not sure that the healthcare package is written in such a way that it will actually be beneficial to society. Do we really need more of our life controlled by this government? I tend to think not.
I want healthcare for all, but I’m not sure this is the right time or the right people to give it to us. I’ll give a more informed opinion later. For now, enjoy the links.
Note: After doing a Google search about a dozen times, it seemed almost impossible to find articles in support of Obamacare from a technical angle. Maybe the way I was searching was not effective. Most “supporting” articles for Obamacare were one liners like “healthcare is a human right, why take it away?” These type articles seemed unhelpful and often ill informed so I didn’t post the links. I would be very interested to hear any defense of Obamacare and why people think it works – especially over the long run. I would be happy to add the links to any good articles.