Thursday, February 25, 2010

I have a solution for Healthcare!!


Oooooh! Oooooh! Pick me! I have a crazy idea on how to fix healthcare! 

Jennifer Thompson's Comprehensive Healthcare Reform
  • Step #1: Take the 2400 page Obama bill, and try to determine how many trees have died in vain to display this idiocy. 
  • Step #2: Set the current bill, all 2400 pages, down next to Bill Clinton's biography "My Life" and see which is longer...and which contains more BS. It'll be close. 
  • Step #3: Privatize health care completely. This means there is no health insurance, aside from catastrophic insurance.
  • Step #4: Educate the public about tax-free HSAs (Health Savings Accounts).
  • Step #5: It will become each American's responsibility to pay for and seek out their own medical treatment. 
  • Step #6: Because people are now paying for treatment out-of-pocket, and they can choose any doctor they want to, the free market will take over and lower the cost of routine care. It will also make doctors competitive, which will help the quality doctors succeed, and the substandard doctors go out of business. 
  • This will also greatly reduce the abuse of the health care system - people will be more interested in taking care of themselves so that they don't have to pay for medical treatment, and they will not go to the doctor for every little sniffle, thus the 8 hour E.R. wait times will be reduced.
I could go on and on, but that's my idea - very broadly outlined. Obviously, I don't believe that health care is a right in this country. It's an issue best left to the individual - not the government. If everyone has to pay their own bills and they get to choose their own doctor, then I think it's going to fix a lot of problems. What do you think? Do you have a plan that is better than what's in congress right now?

To Begin...

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jennifer Thompson. I was born and raised in southern California, but now live in North Carolina (more on that later). I have been married for 8 years to a man that I've had a crush on since 9th grade. We are in the midst of losing our minds raising two young children - Zachary who is 3, and Rebekah who is 1 (FYI - we've chosen to raise them in their respective stereotypical gender roles). I stay at home full-time to take care of the kids, and my husband works full time to ensure our survival!

I am by no means a political pro, and I have never claimed to be...although I do enjoy knowing that I'm right most of the time! Hehehe. I'd like to say I've never had a liberal thought in my life, but alas, I was convinced that a "free store" would solve everyone's problems...when I was five years old. Thankfully, I saw the light, and have been on the conservative straight and narrow ever since. Call me a liberal, and I will be forced to use my martial arts skills on you. Don't call me a Republican either - the Republican party, to me, is like that annoying relative that you always have to invite to family gatherings - you put up with them because they're family, but you don't have much in common. I am a conservative. I want limited government, personal responsibility, low taxes, and a balanced budget. No, I don't think that is too much to ask.

I am a Christian. This country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and the government needs to respect that. I am pro-life. I will teach my children about the literal 7 day creation of the universe. I did not vote for President Obama, and I am appalled at the Socialist road he is forcing this country down. I've been told that as a Christian, I should pray for Obama. To be honest, I do pray for him - I pray that his presidency will fail miserably, that his policies will not stand, that he won't get elected to a second term, and I do pray that he will have a change of heart. But I'm not holding my breath on that last one.

Anyway, I hope that gives you a better idea of who I am and where I'm coming from. This blog is just my view of current events and politics. I encourage you to participate - let me know what you think, tell me what you agree with me on, and, if you must, what you disagree with me on. Let the fun begin!