In a story posted on March 20, 2008 by the Catholic News Service (CNS), the Catholic Health Service (CHS) announced their “Covering a Nation Initiative.”
If you go to the website, they articulate the need that:
- “Health Care in the US should be available and accessible to everyone”; (it's a right you know)
- “Sufficiently and fairly financed” and that we must “collectively assume responsibility”; and,
- “transparent and consensus driven” among other things.
Now, this is all well and good sounding but in reality it is socialized medicine.
We do not need or want socialized medicine. There are too many horror stories about Canada and the UK to have it here.
You may say there are too many horror stories here, yep, you are right but we don’t need to replace one problem in which most get good health care for a system in which everyone gets pretty bad health care. Besides, I haven't heard anyone of running to Canada or the UK for health care, have you?
However, there is a more fundamental problem. How are you going to pay for it? Well, we can cut the military. Fine, and that leave us defenseless.
But even more basic – there is no Social Security “lock box” (as ALGORE liked to say). In other words, there is no money for Social Security. It was raided in the late 1960’s and is filled with IOUs.
In fact, if you know anything about the history of Social Security is was in the red when the first check was given out. The first check was given in the amount of apx. $22. Do you know how much was in the account? Apx. $20.
Medicare is pretty much bankrupt. There is no money and some of the financial rating houses may downgrade the ratings of US investment instruments if nothing is done about this situation soon.
So, instead of calling for socialized medicine, maybe you should be calling on a restriction on medical malpractice suits and reform of that system, instead of calling for more money out of the pocket of hard working taxpayers.
Maybe CHS should be calling for a fixing of Social Security and Medicare, instead of calling for an increase in government spending.
Remember, the more $$ you take out of a hard working person’s paycheck for this sort of stuff, the less you have in the collection plate.
I really wish these guys would think twice instead of touting Marxist philosophy.