Tipton’s well being care fixes gained’t work
By blaming the Reasonably priced Care Act for our present nationwide healthcare malaise on the Garfield County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner on the Resort Colorado on Feb. 21,, Third District Congressman Scott Tipton revealed he has no thought the right way to treatment the system.
Politicians of Tipton’s ilk appear to assume the free market financial system is a cure-all for each downside now we have on this nation. Some time again, Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky stated the answer to the looming local weather disaster was to permit the pure forces of enterprise to take their course.
That’s how we acquired on this mess to start with. Exxon-Cell scientists informed the board of administrators in regards to the risks of extracting and consuming their product within the 1970s. Did they inform the world and instantly change to renewables? Hell no. They stored it a secret and continued to drill and promote fossil fuels willy-nilly. That will have been the free market motion to take, but it surely hardly served the widespread good.
It’s the identical with the well being care system. The explanation we would have liked the Reasonably priced Care Act is the insurance coverage firms, the last word capitalistic predators, had been intentionally protecting well being care prices excessive so that every one however the very wealthy needed to have insurance policies.
Tipton complains his Third District constituents should pay greater insurance coverage premiums than these on the Entrance Vary. Who decides what these prices can be? The federal government? Once more, hell no. The insurance coverage firms set the charges. That’s one of many concessions President Obama needed to make to get the ACA handed. Huge Insurance coverage hooks sink in deep in Washington.
On the GOP dinner, Tipton bragged about voting to repeal and substitute the ACA and vowed the struggle to eliminate it wasn’t over. To hell with the 20 million individuals who have medical health insurance that didn’t have it earlier than the ACA and to hell with these with preexisting circumstances who couldn’t get protection earlier than.
Insurance coverage firms don’t like to present insurance policies to those that would possibly make a declare. That’s your free market system as effectively. A common, single-payer well being care system will rid these in want of medical care of the oppression of the insurance coverage firms. Tipton’s doubtless opponent this November’s election, Diana Mitsch Bush, helps such a plan.
Fred Malo Jr.
Glenwood ought to have a inhabitants ceiling
How fortunate we’re to stay in such a cool place. We have now a lot to be glad about.
A pal of mine got here up with this nice thought. To keep up our high quality of life in Glenwood, we should give you a inhabitants ceiling (most individuals). A ceiling that will be voted upon. As soon as a quantity is reached, no new housing developments can be allowed. Vital supplies and replacements can be exempt.
We will do that as a result of now we have a fantastic financial system. Tourism, thriving small companies, eating places, lodges, motels, automotive dealerships, three large field shops, and so on. We aren’t dependent upon progress.
We wish to take again our city. Left as much as Metropolis Council and the two% particular growth curiosity, we can be elbow to elbow, bumper to bumper, just like the Scorching Springs Pool in summer season. A inhabitants ceiling can be a giant step, but it surely be nice being one of many solely cities within the U.S. that has stated, “Sufficient is sufficient. We’re full.”