Failure of health care again very obvious

Published 8:19 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Selma seems to be plagued with a multitude of problems with limited ability to solve any of them.

I applaud the “NO MORE” campaign effort to curb the violence, but it is going to take more than signs placed on street corners and in yards. It is going to take a retooling of the American family and the values by which they live.

An ideal family unit is a mother and a father working in concert raising children, hopefully in a Christian home. The family unit is under attack by a segment of our society and is being enabled by the present federal administration and federal judges.

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I recall years ago, on WSFA, the question would be asked at 10 p.m., “Do you know where your children are?” I always thought it rather strange you wouldn’t know even before that hour of the night, or any hour of the day for that matter.

I have seen slogans come and go in Selma, with very little, if any, effect on the issue at task.

How many recall the “Thumbs Up Selma” campaign after Craig Air Force Base was yanked from our area and sent to Texas? Slogans are nice word bites, but ineffective if hearts, minds and choices aren’t changed for the better.

Beechcraft was a blessing, but it didn’t take them long to see the handwriting on the wall and return to Kansas.

The Selma City Council announced last week city employees would remain on the health care insurance they now have rather than being thrown on the Obamacare Marketplace.

According to the announcement, the city will forfeit around $700,000 in savings in order to insure city employees have the coverage that will serve them and their families needs. Let me see if I understand this, the Affordable Care Act, ACA, is good for the city, but bad for the employees.

Isn’t that the same conclusion the President and Democrats in Congress came to, it would be good for the masses, but not good for them? What is wrong with the ACA that it doesn’t serve the needs of those it is intended to help?

President Obama promised it would save families on average $2,500 per year.

It was supposed to bring health care coverage out of the dark ages into the 21st century. We are being told now Obamacare will be substandard to present city employee coverage.

Of course, you might take my comments as a little biased, but it points out the hypocrisy in all of this. It is a political rouse to get votes plain and simple.

City employees should be very appreciative of their jobs and the fact they are being well cared for by the city. It is very telling about the choices offered by the boondoggle of a health care act called Obamacare costing taxpayers billions of dollars.

The more government tries to fix free market issues, the more expensive and worse they become.