The Problem with Universal Healthcare

The Problem with Universal Healthcare


"free health care image."There has been a never-ending call for free universal healthcare. It has been said that healthcare is a human right, and as such, healthcare should be absolutely free.

But if somehow we were able to provide free universal healthcare, could this cause potentially harmful effects?

People often complain about the cost of their premiums and the cost of prescriptions. But is this at the fault of the hospitals? Or could this possibly be the fault of the insurance companies?

Let’s say you go to the doctor for an injured hand. The doctor recommends that you get an x-ray so that he can better assess your injury. Do you think you would be able to get the total cost of this doctors visit before you receive any care? That would be a resounding NO!

Doctors, nurses, and even the billing department will not be able to tell you what that doctor’s visit would end up costing you. They have to run it through the insurance companies first.

So it would stand to reason that insurance companies have a great deal of power over hospitals, not the other way around. That being said, would it really be a good idea to give them more power?

Having a “free” universal healthcare system would allow insurance companies to have full control over how hospitals operate. They would be able to dictate pay, equipment, and even staffing. When you control a companies income, you control the company. It works the same way for hospitals.

But maybe you feel that this would still be preferable than letting the hospitals dictate how they spend their money. After all, isn’t it the evil rich doctor ruining people’s lives by charging an excessive amount to hand out IB Profin? Not exactly. What most people forget about doctors isn’t the crazy amount of time they spend in college to earn their degree, it’s their residency.

Now doctors average $40,000 a year when they are residents. However, they also have a large debt they have to start repaying at the same time. To be a general physician will cost you around $200,000 in school loans. So, to be a doctor is to start your career in extreme debt.

Now, do you think if there was a cap on how much you could earn as a doctor, that you would spend ten to twelve years in school? Probably not. And it’s not only doctors that would be affected by free universal healthcare. If the government has control over our hospitals our care would suffer.

Places like Canada and Germany are always referenced as countries that have successfully implemented universal healthcare. However, this is not the case. Having a universal healthcare system is not sustainable. Which is why places like Canada and Germany had to implement privatized healthcare.

The universal healthcare system has caused a reduction in services, closure of facilities, fewer health professionals, dissatisfaction among the populace, and increased waiting times.

It’s apparent that our current healthcare system isn’t working. And although there have been constant cries for universal healthcare, is it really something that would work? Do we really think implementing something that has been tried by other countries and has failed, is something we want for our country? Or is there another way we could change our current healthcare system?

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If You’re Black Don’t Live In Missouri

If You’re Black Don’t Live In Missouri

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Missouri has the distinction of being the number one state for homicides involving black people in America, again. Despite this alarming distinction, there has been no travel advisory issued by the NAACP for people traveling to the state or living in the state. In fact, there has been no comment whatsoever from the civil rights organization. Unlike their previous announcement which was carried by media outlets all over the country.

State NAACP leaders told the Star that the decision to issue the advisory was made after recent legislation passed in the state that makes it harder to win discrimination suits; the longtime and continued racial disparities in traffic enforcement; and a number of incidents that exemplify harm coming to both minority residents and minority visitors to the state.

“How do you come to Missouri, run out of gas and find yourself dead in a jail cell when you haven’t broken any laws?” Rod Chapel, the president of the Missouri NAACP, asked the Star.

“You have violations of civil rights that are happening to people. They’re being pulled over because of their skin color, they’re being beaten up or killed,” Chapel added. “We are hearing complaints at a rate we haven’t heard before.”The Root

Why might you ask the silence from civil rights groups and activists in the state? It’s simple as I stated in my post Silence of The Lambs when there is no outside entity to blame there is silence. Instead of focusing on 99% of the problem, these charlatans focus on a problem which is less than 1%. In order to keep the masses in line and voting liberal policies, they have to create a boogie man or enemy to protect them from. It’s easier to blame an invisible boogie man than to address the real problem of why so many black men are committing racial genocide., especially those in Missouri.

The report by the nonprofit Violence Policy Center looked at 2015 data, the most recent available, submitted by local law enforcement agencies across the country to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The report says the rate of homicide among African-Americans in Missouri was 46.24 per 100,000, well above the second-highest rate of 36.77 per 100,000 in Wisconsin. It was the seventh year since 2005 that Missouri has topped the rankings and the 11th time since 2004 it has been in the top five.KansasCity.Com

The data is from the year 2015, since that time both St. Louis and Kansas City have had record years of homicides so these figures today are probably higher. Think about this Missouri has topped the rankings seven times since 2004. This means blacks are killing each other in Missouri at an unprecedented rate. No one seems to be able to answer the question of why Missouri is ground zero for black violence. Liberals will say it is the loose gun laws and the availability of guns, but there are other states which have higher numbers of guns without the violence, just as there are cities with very restrictive gun laws and high violence (Chicago).

The other thing I found strange about the article is the media did not go to the Mayor, Chief of Police, or Prosecutor they spoke to Rosalind Temple who has allowed herself to become the face of homicide in Kansas City. Just because you have been a victim of violence doesn’t make you an expert on violence it makes you a victim of violence. Prior to her son’s death and her becoming a part of Mothers in Charge what did she do? I understand she can relate to being a victim, but how does this change the level of violence in Kansas City? The answer is it doesn’t. Now instead of the local political and police leadership being held up for scrutiny, we have a civilian who controls no policy or policing decisions. Where is the leadership in this city, in this state? How can you sleep at night when you know your state and your city is the number one in black homicides, with no end in sight. Already this year we are ahead of last years pace. Where is our travel advisory? As a black man, I am offended by the lack of consistency of these officials and by their cowardice.

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The Bamboozling of Black Women Continues

The Bamboozling of Black Women Continues

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Black women continue to be bamboozled by the goals and desires of white women, for whom the majority don’t follow themselves. The latest example is an all-girls school for black girls in the inner city. I support completely the idea of gender-based education and have been an advocate of an all-boys school since I began ReEngage. My problem is not gender-based education it is the reasons for this gender-based approach. I support the need for struggling students to be separated during a time when hormones make focusing on anything, but the opposite sex difficult. I have witnessed first hand how young boys act when they are removed from the presence of young girls and the need to impress them.

An all-girls charter school planned to open in 2019 in Kansas City has selected its founding principal.

Tara Haskins, an assistant principal at KIPP Voyage Academy for Girls in Houston, Texas, has been picked to lead the Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy set to serve middle and high school girls who live in the Kansas City School District.KansasCity.Com

When so many of our children are being raised in single female head of households one of the first lessons our boys and girls must learn is responsible adulthood and that is done best when they are separated. Black women have been tricked by the feminist movement since its inception to believe their principles relate to their plight. They don’t. The last thing black women need to embrace is the feminist agenda. Black women are still being plagued by their embrace of the feminist doctrine in the sixties.

They distrusted white women’s privilege, their focus on sisterhood without clearly recognizing difference based on race and class, and white women’s innocence. Further, African American women were uninterested in white feminism because they were politically engaged with black nationalism and racial pride. Radical black women came to believe that they had to develop their own feminism, one which recognized the centrality of race and class to gender difference.The Trouble Between Us:

So how has black feminism helped the black woman? There has been a troubling trend beginning in the sixties concerning black women and marriage. These trends have had a devastating effect on our children and their outcomes. With the feminist cry of freedom, marriage became optional for women, but none carried the mantle higher than black women. Our communities and our children are feeling the effects of their acceptance of this doctrine.

By 1998, the percentage of currently married white women had dropped by 13 percent to 58 percent. But the drop among African American women was 44 percent to 36 percent—more than three times larger.

Between 1950 and 1998, the percentage of never-married African American women about doubled, from 21 percent to 41 percent.African American Marriage Patterns

Unmarried mothers are less likely to obtain prenatal care and more likely to have a low birthweight baby. Young children in single-mother families tend to have lower scores on verbal and math achievement tests. In middle childhood, children raised by a single parent tend to receive lower grades, have more behavior problems, and have higher rates of chronic health and psychiatric disorders. Among adolescents and young adults, being raised in a single-mother family is associated with elevated risks of teenage childbearing, high school dropout, incarceration, and with being neither employed nor in school.The Growing Racial and Ethnic Divide in U.S. Marriage Patterns

And now these white liberals have shown up again peddling their snake oil to foolish black people willing to listen and to buy. We don’t need any more black feminist. We don’t need any more black women alone except for their children. I see the results in public where black women show up at events alone or with other black women. Instead of trying to be someone’s wife, they have chosen to be someone’s mother. Being a wife should always come before being a mother.

He said the school pledges to support feminism, fight racism and will give preference in enrollment to students living in ZIP codes populated by the city’s least served demographics.

The girls school “seeks to ensure that young women growing up in neighborhoods negatively impacted by de jure and de facto racial segregation achieve equitable educational outcomes,” academy founders wrote in the school’s charter application.KansasCity.Com

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The Appetite for Taxes is Insatiable

The Appetite for Taxes is Insatiable

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The appetite for local taxes in Kansas City is insatiable.It seems every election cycle Kansas Citians are either asked to add a new tax or continue an old tax. This has caught the attention of the legislature in Jefferson City and they are planning to do something about it. Representative Phil Christofanelli, a Republican from St. Charles is introducing legislation to cap municipal taxes. The idea has raised the ire of local politicians, especially the Mayor who has not met a tax he didn’t like. Kansas Citians are paying some of the highest local taxes in the country. The question is are we getting our money’s worth? The burden these rates are putting on the low-income and the poor is without question. And with no end in sight is the legislature correct in stepping in?

“Still, there is no cap at which the boundless appetite for municipal tax increases will be satisfied,” he said. “Sales taxes hurt the working poor and make Missouri less competitive. Reasonable limits must be in place. ” – Rep. Phil Christofanelli, R-St. Charles

The argument of the local politicians and those who feed at the trough of public spending is the voters have chosen these taxes. While let’s take a closer look at this argument. For the last tax increase or continuance of a tax out of 216,894 registered voters, there were 17,318 which is less than 8% of the registered voters. I would hardly call this a mandate for more taxes, however, if you listen to the politicians this was a landslide for more taxes. Eight percent of registered voters is a pathetic reflection of our current political climate and nowhere near a summit, anyone should be willing to stand on. Especially, concerning the taxation of the people.

Registered Voters: 216,894
Ballots Cast: 17,316
Percent of registered voters who voted: 7.98%
KCEB.Org

The city is close to bumping against the 14 percent ceiling set by the bill. The combined state and city sales tax rate is 7.225 percent. But depending on the location, an array of county and “special district” levies for transportation and economic development escalate that tax burden. Downtown Kansas City, for example, is at 10.6 percent. The bill also includes the 2 percent restaurant tax as part of the cap. And if the city imposes a new 1 cent sales tax for the Central Business District — part of a deal it struck last month with Power & Light District developer Cordish to help pay for parking garages — the cumulative rate would be 13.6 percent.KansasCity.Com

As I stated in Deal With The Devil the poorest citizens are paying for the amenities of the richest citizens. Those elected to protect them from these scenarios are the same ones making these deals to continue the tax onslaught. If local lawmakers are not going to look out for the least of us, then maybe the state needs to step in and protect them. Because one thing is clear those feeding at the public trough are not going to stop on their own and judging by the candidates running for the mayor’s job there doesn’t seem to be any champions of the low-income and the poor among them. With unfettered access to our tax dollars for decades, the developer class should be able to support themselves and maybe reduce the tax burden on the low-income and the poor could be a priority.

Judging from the statements of local leaders I don’t see that day coming anytime soon. It’s funny how politicians only talk about voter turnout when something or someone they support is defeated. Never when something they support is chosen.

“I’m not asking the state legislature to do anything other than leave us alone,” Mayor Sly James told reporters at Fire Station 10 on East Ninth St. “This is dangerous legislation that could become law.”KansasCity.Com

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Bearding the Crystal Dragon – Thoughts on the ‘Deep State’ and Modern Conspiracies

Bearding the Crystal Dragon – Thoughts on the ‘Deep State’ and Modern Conspiracies

Partway through the campaign of Donald Trump, people started talking about the ‘Deep State’. Not that the idea started then, it’s been around for a while, but during the Trump campaign the notion gained currency and support, and has been part of the culture of the Trump Administration all the way through. The Deep State theory has been mocked by many, is believed to extremes by many others, and is widely misunderstood by many others. This post is my take on what the Deep State is, is not, and how we may proceed to best benefit as a nation in this regard.

The theory I see most often goes like this: For a long time now, a small group of people have run the government without running for office, or even letting people know they exist as a power group. The names vary (Rothschilds, Illuminati, Bilderburgs, Freemasons, etc.), as does the location where they meet and make decisions, but they are always cast as extremely wealthy and powerful. Almost every major catastrophe is mentioned as a planned event to maintain power or protect their interests, even when the events make no sense. Personally, I attribute that to the human trait of pattern recognition. We get used to finding patterns wherever they are, an sometimes see them when they don’t really exist in reality.

That’s not to say I don’t believe conspiracies exist, or that there are no groups which seek to take and hold power. But it’s not quite so organized or effective as the theories claim.

For example, consider organized crime. Criminals learned very early that even a smart and strong man can be caught if he works alone, so they formed bands of robbers for protection and advantage. Remember that “Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves” is a story more than a thousand years old, after all. By the time we get to modern organized crime, even though the movies talk about a few families running everything, and yes those families had tremendous wealth and power in their territory, but on the national scale we’re talking about hundreds of gangs and crime families and crime organizations.

https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/organized-crime

The idea that there is a single overseer group which steals money by the billions (some say trillions) of dollars a year from the public, well that’s laughable. The math just does not work out. And all those gangs and crime families would find out in short order who had their money as they saw it. The Illuminazis would be hunted down and killed by the gangs in short order.

The same thing applies to government power. While some alliances and families rise to power, there is an ebb and flow to this as well. A cursory review of Presidents can show some of this. Let’s start with the Democrats.


Franklin Roosevelt changed the Democrats’ fortunesin politics. He was the first Democrat elected President since Wilson, but more importantly he changed the course of the nation and redefined the Democratic Party for a generation. But his legacy passed, and the Democrats soon enough found a new leader in ideals:


John F Kennedy. A lot of people don’t understand that one reason JFK almost lost the 1960 election, was because a lot of Democrats compared him – unfavorably – to FDR. But soon after taking office as President, John installed a new culture that shaped the nation for a generation.

Poor Lyndon just couldn’t meet the standard.

My point is, FDR and JFK each faced an established cadre in power when they started their careers, but each overcome the establishment and replaced it with their own goals, ideals and plans. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama did the same. In fact, that is part of the reason Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were enemies for most of their common years; the Clintons saw Obama as an interloper on a political empire they built.

The Republicans did the same.

A lot of people have never heard of ‘Rockefeller Republicans‘. But when Ronald Reagan began his climb to national office as President, he had to fight an entrenched system based on East Coast go-along business-as-usual politics. Reagan’s leadership is legendary today, but never forget he started as an outsider, a man mocked as clueless about how the world really worked, even though he had been Governor of California.

A lot of people will scoff to read it, but George W Bush helped avert a serious national disaster by winning the 2000 election. And like Reagan, W was roundly mocked by Democrats, as unqualified for the job, even though like Reagan his resume included Governorship of a major state.

Which brings us to President Donald Trump.

Read that title again: President of the United States Donald Trump. Remember that there were lots of people in the media who literally made fun of Trump just for running, and some of his GOP opponents were derisive and insulting as well. The Deep State, where Trump is concerned, is not some global satanic gang of billionaire dilettantes, but a far more mundane collection of bullies and old-boys-club mandarins.

The old Egyptian pharaohs had to contend with priests who wanted to run things behind the scenes. Rome saw the Caesars battle against the Senate. And the middle ages were replete with devious plans to build power; a lot of people forget that Machiavelli did not invent labyrinthian plots or complex plans for building conspiracies. There has always been a system, in every nation and culture, where the people in power, be they a king or a President, find themselves surrounded by people who are there to help. Help with getting this or fixing that, but yes they also know a bit about this issue or that idea, and they would be happy to help you understand the matter in detail. And when these staffers move on, their brothers and sisters and sons and daughters and friends will be there, to help you handle all that work, you see.

And many of them really do mean well. But they also recognize that elected officials come and go, but the system stays. And after a time, the people in that system think that whenever a new official disagrees with them, well that just proves the individual is not right for the job. And some elected officials go along with the system.

These are not bad men, but they weren’t strong enough to resist the system. It takes someone willing to be mocked, to be fought, to stand alone, to change things for the better.

I will be blunt here. I did not support Donald Trump in the primaries. I thought him a faker, a blowhard, far from the ideal candidate to lead our nation.

But since his election, judging by the words he has used in speaking as President, and the accomplishments he has already made so far, I see much worth in President Trump. He is far from a perfect man, but he takes the job as President seriously, and he is changing the culture of government to one of hard work and keeping promises.

There are conspiracies against Trump. The Democrats fear him as a man who will make a difference in our nation’s standing and course. The Republicans fear him as a man who will make them keep their word, or be held accountable. The media fear him as a man who will expose their hypocrisy.

Frankly, we are overdue for such a man.

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