A Doable Solution For Our Nations Healthcare Problem
All the other countries around the worl, not the UNited States, do not charge a seperate premium for
healthcare coverage. My brother lives in France and he says "Jeff, 40% of my income goes to taxes but
everything I need is taken care of". If his son needs to go to the hospital for something it is taken care of.
When his wife went into labor it was taken care of. Did you know that in other countries when you retire
you get what you got paid at your last job not some poverty level income like we get from Social Security.
Immigration is a major problem in the United States not because we tell these foreigners what it is really
like over here but instead we paint a rosy picture for them. When your wife went into labor with one of
your unborn children how much paid time did she get off from her job? Talk to somebody in France and
ask them this same question and you will be totally shocked with the answer. My brother was telling me
that his wife was given the option of either 6 months off with full pay or a year off with part time pay plus
my brother was given 6 months with full time pay but he only had to work part time hours.
In this country when you retire you get what is called Medicare for only about $88 per month which
doesn't cover everything but it sure as to hell covers a lot more than not having any insurance at all. Now
retired people if they want they can get what is called a Medicare Ssupplement which will cover almost
everything that Medicare doesn't cover. So why isn't this new healthcare reform offering the rest of
America this same thing?
Everybody in America should have coverage whether they are employed, unemployed, a student of
disabled. The people that are employed would then be able to get a supplement if they wanted more
coverage but presently my wife is a student, plus she is female, and the only option she has been given
was to pay almost $200 a month for insurance when she has no income. She cannot get problems
treated because she can't afford insurance and in most of Florida if you can't pay then you can't stay. By
staying I mean in a Hospital when that is what is needed.
Basically with the new healthcare reform that was signed in a few weeks ago if you can't afford to have
insurance youv will be fined. If these fines are going to be imposed is the government also going to make
sure we have a source of Income? The United States will allow a company to close its door and lay of
50,000 people so that the company can relocate all its labor costs to a country like China and at the same
time penalize the people that just lost their only source of income.
What needs to be done when a company moves to another country to reduce their costs is America
needs to penalize and tax these companies heavily. The only other solution which is probably a long time
away is to put the entire world on the same cost of living. Whether you live here in America of in Costa
Rica the cost to live needs to be the same.
I am no expert on this stuff this is just my opinion based on what I have heard. The stuff from my brother I
heard directly from him but everything else is from what I have seen or heard from peers and the general
media. A lot of things need to happen and they need to happen a lot sooner then later. I will also be
posting this short article on one of my blogs.