Both John McCain and Barack Obama have ideas on how to handle universal health care. Both plans are pretty weak in my opinion. McCain’s plan talks about giving each person a $2,500 tax credit to pay for insurance. That doesn’t pay for squat and requires that individuals actually qualify for insurance. As someone with a pre-existing condition (ulcerative colitis), I’m not sure that I could quality for an individual plan which would put me up a creek or leave me stuck with the plan for those that can’t afford insurance even after the tax credit. While I pay a significant amount for health insurance now, I get decent care.
Obama’s plan may sound a little better, but where on this earth is the money going to come from to pay for it? The government has already taken on a significant amount of debt with this financial bailout.
So my solution is quite simple; now that the federal government is going to own a very large insurance company (AIG) that sells insurance, use that to provide universal health insurance for everyone. Since we’ve already bitten the bullet to waste taxpayer money bailing out private companies, why not use that to their advantage?
That wasn’t so hard, was it? Maybe I should run for political office. Nah, no party would support me as my views are all over the board and I manage to offend everyone. I guess that’s what happens when I’m a free thinker and actually think about issues on an issue by issue basis instead of doing what my “party” tells me to do.