i understand that the current health care system can seriously blow - but this is NOT the answer to that problem. capping what private physicians make will drive them out of the business. great, you say - who will take their places...? who would you rather have operate on your child or your soul mate, not to mention yourselves...do you want a "doctor" who can finally get his license, not because he's any good, but because he gets a kick back from the government just to be one, as the supply has diminished? personally i would much rather have someone who may be in it for the money, but at least dedicated to that and excels as a doctor.
there is nothing wrong with making a profit, it's what drives people to succeed. why do people have so much hatred for people who do well for themselves? we ALL have the same possibilities available to us if we want something bad enough.
yes, the price of prescriptions is ridiculous, no question. but think about this: the more people on government aid, the less money going to the pharmaceutical companies. the cost of R&D is astronomical - it's not like every magic pill that comes out hasn't been rejected a million times before it reaches the shelves in your freakin' walgreens. this must be paid for, period. do we really want them to shut down or cut corners on producing life-saving/enhancing/extending/whatever drugs? you may not care about supplying the people yon't know with inferior crap, but what about your family? do you realize that the fewer people that rely on someone else to pay for their shit, the lower the costs of the shit goes? the prices are so high because YOU are paying for all of those that AREN'T...and those numbers can do nothing but increase following the path we are on. it's such simple economics.
one more thing: why don't more people ask themselves why congress itself refuses to use this plan they are offering up to the rest of us? i guarantee you that if the family obama was required to participate in whatever is passed, this bullshit would come to a SCREECHING halt. can anyone deny this?
there are still a few things that we can do to be heard - 50-something% of americans think this proposal is a bad idea...30-something% think it's a good one.
anyone who feels the way i do about the national health care issue should 1) read this article:
2) take a look around this site - i found it very informational:
3) consider signing this petition: