We keep hearing that health care is a crisis. It's a crisis, everybody agrees it's a crisis. Never mind that 60% of Americans are against the plan, everybody agrees. We won't actually start covering new people for 5 years but it's a crisis. And why is it a crisis? It's because people have to file bankruptcy due to medical bills. Some studies say that 60% of bankruptcies filed are due to medical expenses. It is horrible that anybody ends up in that situation and my heart goes out to them, but if 1.5 million people file bankruptcy and 60% of those are due to medical bills, that means that 900 thousand people a year go bankrupt from medical expenses out of an adult population of 217.8 million. This means that the percent of people who file bankruptcy due to medical expenses is less than one half of 1%.
In order to fix the problem for 0.4% of our population, Congress is willing to pass a health care bill that has the possibility of bankrupting the nation. Therefore, instead of 0.4% of the population being bankrupt, we'll ALL be bankrupt.
This is the real problem with socialism. It seeks "economic equality" or "economic justice". The government and socialist policies cannot make us all equally wealthy, all they can do is make us equally poor. The health care bill is the perfect example of what socialism really does. It does not raise us all to the same high level, but reduces us all to the lowest common denominator. Is that what we really want to be?