Have you ever looked at something and it didn't seem right, but you couldn't put your finger on it? You know, like the formula for rocket fuel or the answer to the question 'what is the meaning of life'? You may not be able to identify what the hitch is, but you know its there somewhere.
Thats how I'm feeling about Clinton's view of how to solve the health insurance crisis. Her view seems to be let the little guys pay for it. I'm beginning to wonder if she isn't a republican at heart. You know... deep down where the truth can be found. ("eeeeuuuuuuu. I'm not putting my hand down there. Its full of dirty politics!!!")
She wants to pass a law requiring businesses to provide health insurance coverage for their employees. Where does she live? Fantasy Land or something? Thats not where the problem is.... the problem is the high cost of medical care AND the high cost of health insurance. Can you say 'follow the money?'
Making employers provide coverage is like putting another bandaid on a severed limb while you wait for it to grow back. It ain't gonna happen, folks.
Employer provided insurance coverage started as a way for companies to attract the best employees. This was back when insurance premiums costs were realistic. It was a side benefit. You know, something like a signing bonus for basketball players. Then it became too expensive, so how to cut costs? Cut jobs. Outsource them to China or India. And we all know how thats working out, don't we.
Now there are some big companies who may need a law to do the right thing by their employees, but generally speaking, all this is going to do is destroy more jobs. More companies closing because it can't survive under the new law. Its a downward spiral, folks. Bandaids aren't going to help. In order to solve the problem you have to first identify the problem and then solve it, not the symptom. Taking care of the symptom does not cure the disease.
I don't get the logic of her proposal. I don't get it at all.
Oh... and in case you're wondering, I'm not a democrate or a republican. I'm registered as an independent just because I had to chose something. There's so much corruption on both sides, I don't want to take sides. (and don't let me get started about "following the party line." What a bunch of bullshit.)