Monday, February 9, 2009

What if?

I read this concept in the comments on another blog, so I have to give credit where credit is due. But I just wanted to expound on it.

Of all the reasons America needs to develop a national system of healthcare, this one fits in nicely with our current economic downturn.

Wouldn't it be great if all folks could pursue work they are passionate about, work that truly contributes to the betterment of our society without the worry about health care benefits?

Imagine if all Americans were free to run restaurants, write, make art, open small businesses, farm, build cabinetry, be a barista, have a day care, fix cars, etc. without the need for employer purchased healthcare. Wouldn't our economy be better off if we didn't ALL need to work for the large employers with the medical perks? Wouldn't our GNP rise if Americans were free to take those part time jobs? Wouldn't every business's bottom line improve if no one lost production time because of an illness that could have been nipped in the bud with good healthcare? Wouldn't we Americans be freer with our cash if we weren't crushed under medical bills?

You'd think so, wouldn't you?

16 comments:

Bubs said...

Yes indeed. And here's another angle--think of how much more competitive American businesses could be with their foreign counterparts if they didn't have to factor in healt hcare to their costs?

Mnmom said...

That's what I'm thinking too! Why isn't the GOP fired up to get this started?

Liberality said...

the republicans will never agree even if it makes all the sense in the world. if socialized medical care worked than what else could be socialized and work too? see, they would lose their arguments and their wealth and they aren't about to let that happen.

Liberality said...

ps. what is your icon a picture of?

Some Guy said...

I love it! And thanks for the link. The toothpaste turned out to be great!

Mnmom said...

Liberality - you are so right. It's a picture of a fur lined winter hat with ear flaps, turned down. It's a must have in the great white frozen north for anyone who works outside.

Missy said...

I hope we can go in this direction!

Some Guy said...

That other comment was meant for the previous post. Oh, and I completely agree.

FranIAm said...

Oh what if, what if indeed...

themom said...

This is too funny..my grandson asked a while ago what your icon was...he thought it was a creature from Star Wars. I answered...Probably!!

Sheleta said...

Hell yeah! They're kicking President Obama's ass aren't they? I mean we're never gonna get anywhere if we've got this party at opposition at all times! They aren't happy and they want to make the rest of the world suffer!

Shan said...

I think these people who don't know what your icon is have clearly never experienced true winter.

As for your post, no kidding. Why does the most sensible idea in the world escape some people?

Anonymous said...

If the GNP would rise with a government takeover of health care, imagine how much it would soar if we had a government takeover of housing, the press, food production, and all industry.

Lisa said...

It seems so simple, doesn't it?

Liberality said...

I too thought it was a creature from Star Wars btw!

Julie said...

I read this concept in the comments on another blog
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