Letter to the Editor
Health care and health insurance are two completely different subjects. Each requires a unique skill set employed by dedicated professionals. There are no part-time doctors with a sales job somewhere, nor are there part-time insurance agents practicing medicine on the side. Medical doctors and insurance agents are involved with health issues, but their but their job requirements are as diverse as an illegal alien on welfare is from an American with a job
Medical professionals work with sick people. Insurance agents work with people hoping they won’t get sick. Politicians, in their eagerness to control the lives of ordinary Americans, have blurred the distinction between health care and health care insurance. Health care professionals do noble work relieving pain and suffering.
Health care insurers are operating businesses for the sole purpose of turning a profit on an investment of their money, time and effort. This is entrepreneurism that results from Capitalism, a cause as noble and worthwhile as relieving pain and suffering. Health care seeks to relieve physical suffering. Health insurance seeks to relieve financial suffering for sick people.
The pols have decided that, in spite of Constitutional authority to the contrary, health care is a right that accrues to persons living in the United States. They do not believe in the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution but fully support the myth that everyone should have free health care. In order to reach the goal of government guaranteed health care, the pols are demanding that insurance companies ignore pre-existing medical conditions. This cannot happen if health care insurers are to remain in business. Allowing individuals to purchase health care insurance only when they need it will not allow for insurance companies to remain profitable.
As difficult as it may be to accept, rational persons must recognize that without insurance companies, the only provider for health care is the government. This is the goal of the globalists and their surrogates, the politicians in Washington, DC. When that goal is attained, there will not be enough health care to meet the needs. There is never enough free stuff.
Home and auto insurance companies operate on the same economic certainties as the health care insurers. No insurance company could stay in business if customers could purchase coverage the day after a catastrophic event. States require drivers to purchase auto insurance. Lenders require property and casualty insurance.
Individuals must purchase motor vehicle and property insurance. But with health care, people think someone else should pay for it. What we need is basic understanding of economic principles. The most basic of which is the fact that each of us is responsible for ourselves. Being ignorant is not a virtue.
The information age in the twenty first century makes it possible to eliminate ignorance. Truth is relatively easy to find. But people really don’t want to know the truth. It is easy to know the difference between health care and health insurance. It is not so easy to know why politicians lie.