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Friday, February 17, 2017
Just Move Forward
Just Move Forward
Another cranky opinion
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
The following is the opinion of a
cranky old man with no expertise what-so-ever on the topic opined.Opposing opinions are welcome, but they are
wrong.As always, please, no name calling,
and that means you, you big stupid head!
many generations ago, people traveled by horse.They traveled on horseback, or they rode in wagons pulled by
horses.They traveled on crappy dirt or
muddy roads.But then, for the most
part, people did not travel all that far.Horseback or cart was good enough most of the time and dirt roads were
fine if you didn’t have to travel very far.
were fine with traveling by horse.
Early in the
last century a motorized cart was invented. It was called a horseless carriage and eventually, a car.Those cars were different, they were noisy,
they broke down a lot, and they were expensive.Only the very rich could own one and it was mostly just a novelty.
1913, Henry Ford started making cars by a new assembly line process.Cars were affordable for more people and they
were a bit more reliable.As more people
owned cars which traveled faster, roads slowly started to improve to
accommodate the new transportation mode.Still, the cars were difficult to drive, they were temperamental, fuel
was not available at every corner, and the tires they ran on punctured easily.
standards those old cars were a mess.No
one would buy one today or want to take one cross country especially on those
old crappy roads.If in those 19teens
the government mandated all citizens to purchase a car, there would have been a
“These ‘cars’ are a disaster!They break down, they are less reliable and
more expensive than travel by horse, they are noisy, and fuel is not always
easy to come by.Mandating travel by car
is crazy…BRING BACK THE HORSE AND BUGGY!”
new is not all it could be, should we just throw it away and go back to what
talking about Obamacare.Obamacare is a
mess.It is too expensive.Doctors don’t like it, people avoid joining,
and companies are dropping out of the system.It is a disaster.
people now have coverage they never had before and get care they may have
avoided in years past. They may not go to emergency care where their expense in one way or another cost everyone to treat an illness that may
have been prevented. People with
preexisting conditions are not left out in the cold and millions who want
coverage can get it.
cars sucked; should they have been abandoned, or enhanced and improved?
sucks, but without it, we would have never changed our healthcare system.Now we are stuck with some good along with a whole
lot of bad with a system that was forced down our throats because we were
afraid of any change at all.
I have no
more of an idea how to improve our healthcare system than I would have known
how to make a better car in 1910.But we
have innovative intelligent people in this country.Get out of their way, keep politics out and
Obamacare will be allowed to evolve into a better system.It can’t and it won’t happen overnight, but
if we allow innovation, problems will be resolved and we will have a system
which keeps improving.
Or we could
go back to bloodletting.I’m told that
while most people simply bled to death, it actually did cure a few very rare
conditions…and it was a very inexpensive process.
The preceding was the opinion of a
cranky old man, and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.