People have the wrong idea about conservatives and universal healthcare, believing that they are completely against the idea. Here are the truths about conservatives, and what they think universal healthcare should look like:
- First off, conservatives know that the old and current healthcare system is in serious need of improvement. We are concerned that the cost of health care and health insurance has risen so much that many are not able to afford it. For a conservative, the key is in bringing down costs. We also feel like programs such as Medicaid and Medicare are not being properly run, and are inefficient at best. There is too much room for fraud there, causing the systems to be in a constant state of financial trouble. As for Obamacare, we do understand that treating the uninsured puts a burden on everyone else as costs rise, but there needs to be a better system put into place.
- Conservatives want healthcare to be a free market system, without any type of government intervention. With competition controlling pricing, there will be more opportunity for the people to insist on fair costs. Instead of lowering the quality of healthcare in America the way that Obamacare does, it will create a system where superior health related services are compensated fairly.
- Expanding on the services provided by insurance companies will do wonders for the cost of health care. As of now, holistic medicines are not generally covered even though many of these are preventive care that could keep Americans healthier. A low cost plan for the underpriveliged that focuses on these types of medicines would take a lot of the burden of healthcare costs off of the rest of us. For example, natural essential oils are inexpensive and proven to help treat dozens of common illnesses and ailments. By offering the public a cheap insurance that covers the costs of using essential oils as medications, those who can afford more won’t get stuck with the bills of the poor.
- Health insurance companies should be allowed to provide discounts for individuals who adopt healthy living choices. The few should be rewarded for avoiding obesity and cigarette smoking, leaving those who engage in unhealthy activities to pay higher premiums. This not only rewards people for staying healthy, it gives those who aren’t an incentive to try.
These are just a few of the ideas that conservative Americans stir around when discussing healthcare in the United States. We are not trying to deny basic health assistance to anyone, but rather make sure that the wealthy are not stuck paying for the rest of the country to be fit.