That’s Right Nate

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Finally, an American Solution to Health Care

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In my mind, I’ve been wrestling for sometime now with how to find an American alternative to the socialist public option health care that President Obama wants to force on us.  Thanks to bold and courageous Americans like Bill and Chelsea Caudle, I think I’ve found a solution.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bill worked for a plastics company before getting laid off from the job he had held for the past 20 years.   Unfortunately, his wife Chelsea was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.   At age 40, the family faced some tough choices.   With 3 children, one as young as 14 years old, the Caudles faced mounting medical bills and Bill knew what he had to do.  He enlisted in the United States Army.   As soon as he was processed at Fort Knox in Kentucky, Chelsea was able to start chemotherapy.  Bill had paved a way for patriotic Americans to get health care while saying “no” to socialism.

By joining the military, millions of uninsured in this country can be covered and at the same time we can preserve insurance company profits, which are so important to our nation’s economy.  It is estimated that there are over 45,000,000 uninsured in this country.   If only 5% of those people would join the military, that would give us another 2.25 million soldiers—that’s more than enough for our commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as Colombia, Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea.  Heck, that’s enough for us to invade Iceland for no apparent reason and still meet our commitments.   Best of all, with 45,000 dying every year from lack of insurance, the American public could stomach a very high casualty rate, knowing that a lot of the soldiers would have died anyway.

The ancient Romans guarded citizenship in a way that Americans should envy.   You couldn’t just become a Roman citizen.  One route to citizenship was joining the military.   Should we not guard our health care just as preciously?

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Written by thatsrightnate

October 19, 2009 at 8:44 pm

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