The True Cost of Health Care

While slurping the coffee this morning, I watched a portion of Fox News that featured a visualization of what the proposed health care plan would actually cost.  The creator is Matt, and runs a blog titled Political Math.

First, the video that ran on Fox News:

Health Care Reform Cost Visualization

Pretty scary, isn’t it?  But what are we getting for our tax dollars?  An improved system?  Think again!

Here’s a comparison with a system that Obama is proposing to model (Massachusetts) and Georgia:

Wait Time Comparison

OK, billions of dollars, increased costs, less service, and eventually more taxes for everyone (except the slackers) to pay for the system.  And this has been proven by other similar healthcare systems throughout the world!

We, the populace, are under a billion-dollar sticker shock.  We are so used to our politicians throwing huge sums of money left, right, up, down, sideways, backwards, and forward to solve problems – real, perceived, and manufactured.  And all the while, they justify this outrageous spending stating that it is for the public’s good and use multitudes of chart & figures to back their actions.  To which I say:

Figures don’t lie, but Liars figure…

To quote Joe Friday of Dragnet fame:

Just the facts, Ma’am…

Which is what we need instead of flowery rhetoric.

About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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9 Responses to The True Cost of Health Care

  1. ablur says:

    Excellent summation of the facts. I have linked to this and hope many will visit.

  2. Yep, it’s all a big game. A crap shoot, you could say.

  3. Tom says:

    ablur – Thank you for visiting! I hope you come back soon, and your blog has been added to the roll.

    Pasadena – And we are the rubes in this game, and it royally honks me off.

  4. Joe says:

    Tom! Tom! President BO says we’ll be better off on average! Don’t you trust him?

    The rest of the country seems to.

    (Truth is, all they hear is the word “free” as it relates to health care…and that’s all they need. Comparisons between $200.00 and $600.00 only serves to confuse them and challenge their loyalty.)

  5. Mustang says:

    Wow, Joe —I thought Sunsett was sarcastic.

    These are excellent presentations, Tom. Do you remember my math quiz a few weeks back? It is all smoke and mirrors. First, create a crisis where one doesn’t exist, hype-it so that everyone believes it’s real and then sell idio … er, people on how you intend to solve this burgeoning problem. Voila … a new super-hero is born.

    Seriously, all anyone has to do is evaluate how well Social Security and Medicare is working. All I can say is that if the U. S. government provides health care the way they use stimulus funds to fix our economy, I may move to France where they have free medical care and éclairs.

  6. Excellent videos.

    Along with the stimulus package and Cap and Trade, the cost of health-care reform will bankrupt this country.

    Americans appear not to understand that you can’t get something for nothing!

  7. Leslie says:

    The government controlling health care should frighten anyone away. Their track record speaks for itself, but as long as they offer something for “free” they will have people lined up with their hands out. I have seen people with this mind-set and it is greatly disturbing.

  8. Tom says:

    Joe – I trust President Obama just about as much as I would trust any politician.

    Mustang – It’s all smoke and mirrors – classic misdirection used by magicians & illusionists.

    Always on Watch – All of the programs that have been passed or are in the process of being passed have no basis in sanity or reality.

    Leslie – As Mustang pointed out in the comment above (and as a theme in my observation/rants), government is not a cost-effective solution for anything, nor will it have the answers for the problems that we should figure out for ourselves.

    Everyone – Government does not produce a product. Like a middle-man, they collect money, take their cut, and does not return a full value of what money was collected. Additionally, we cannot borrow our way into prosperity, provide every service under the sun, and expect this country to remain solvent. The question is: Who do we declare bankruptcy to? The UN? China? A little disconcerting…

  9. Indigo Red says:

    We can use the flowery rhetoric at our funerals after the 50 day waiting period when we’re all dead.

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