Sunday, November 29, 2009

Health Care Reform: A Question of Values?

Columnist David Brooks has an interesting 'bigger picture' view on the debate over health care reform. Have a look at his op-ed piece HERE and then tell us what YOU think by posting a comment...

5 comments:

Scott said...

It's interesting that the columnists and experts don't trust the government at all with this reform I agree for the most part about what they are saying but I don't think it will limit industry as much as the columnists suggest but i agree that the intended reasoning for the bill will not be reached

Austin said...

The author makes a good point about what this debate is really over: do we want a vibrant society or a secure society. In my opinion, we shouldn't pass, yet another debt-increasing bill. When America is no longer "owned" by China, maybe we should reconsider. However, we don't need to completely revamp the system. We need to keep Government away from the insurance companies as much as we can.

Cody Miller said...

If we keep putting our country into a larger debt, the tax right will keep inflating. The future for taxes is already high enough. More bills dont need to be passed that are just going to put our country into a larger debt. I agree with Austin that we need to keep the Government away from the insurance companies as much as possible because their goal will be to make health insurance a "must-have." Since some people cannot afford health care, tax-paying people will have to pay for their health care bills causing a larger increase in taxes.

Sam Springer said...

I agree with Cody and Austin on keeping government awar from the insurance companies. This is a country that wanted little goverment becusae of the rule that England had over them before. Also if helath care was run by government it would most likely raise taxes in the long run for everyone. When this happens less people report all of their expeneses which leads to goverment having less money then before.

Blake Paschal said...

I agree that the United States government does not need to add to the current debt as well. By creating a health care reform bill, too much debt will be piled up (as if there isn't already enough) for the United States to handle. The government needs to focus on the current debt, unemployment problem, and the War in Iraq before taking on the health care reform. I also agree that the government needs to stay away from the health insurance companies as well. The well-being of the people will be overthrown by the desire for the companies to earn as much money as possible.