I can’t help but watch all of the cable news channels that are covering the town hall meetings on health care. Many of these meetings are getting downright rowdy and out of control.
I understand that people are very concerned with how health care will be paid for. No one wants the cost to come out of their pocket. But what is the cost of doing nothing?
Last year I wrote an article about the health care concerns of many small HVAC and sheet metal companies. For small businesses, the price tag on health care is so out of control that owners have had to take drastic measures. Deductibles and copayments have skyrocketed, leading some business owners to either cut benefits or cut health care all together. What is the point of paying for a health care plan that doesn’t cover the basic necessities?
There is a lot of screaming at these town hall meetings about “socialism” and “death panels.” It’s all getting very carried away.
At the end of the day, our country needs some kind of health care reform. Why? Because no one in this country, especially those breaking their backs every day working in the trades, should be without an affordable health care option. In my opinion, there is nothing more frustrating than seeing working men and women trying to provide for their families, but getting no real health care benefits in return. Maybe it’s a bit idealistic, but it would be great if we could put all of the shouting aside and preposterous statements and come up with a real answer. Let me know what you think and share your comments. Also, check out our latest poll on health care reform. You can find it on the Snips homepage.