lucius-gantt_web.jpgAny health care legislation that does not include a “public option” is a cruel joke on the American people.
It seems as though the Democrats in Washington are seeking to please conservatives and Republicans more than passing a good bill.

The most recent proposals are better than nothing: They prevent insurance companies from denying you coverage and unfairly criticizing and scrutinizing previous ailments and injuries when selling insurance plans.

The president and the Congress, however, have not even dreamed about stopping insurance company profiteering!

America is the only country in the world where devilish insurers can get rich off of sick people. The sicker you are, the more insurance companies will want to charge you.

More Americans go bankrupt because of health care costs than for any other reason.

The poorest, so called Third World and underdeveloped countries have health care systems better than the United States’ system, and many of the residents of those countries live substantially longer.

If the politicians are afraid to oppose insurance company greed, perhaps they will listen to a simple Gantt Report plan: Healthy people should get a tax break.

If you eat right, exercise, keep your weight respectable, and eliminate drama and stress, you should not be taxed to finance the obese, drug-addicted, fast-food-eating people who don’t take care of themselves.

If a federally approved physician says you are somewhat fit, you should get a tax break.

None of us has “perfect health,” but some of us are more fit than others. A tax break might encourage more people to take care of themselves.

We voted for change, but all we’re getting in health care is more of the same. The president and Congress must understand that lobbyists can contribute campaign dollars, but people can cast votes. If they don’t stand up to the satanic, imperialistic and greedy insurers, some voters will not vote Democratic in elections to come.

You tell me: If Cuba, with its communist form of government, is being economically blockaded, why does it have a more effective health care system than the “leader of the free world?”

And so do the French, the Canadians, the Dutch, the Bahamians and almost every other country.

Lucius Gantt is a political consultant based in Tallahassee. He is also the founder of All World Consultants and author of the book, Beast Too: Dead Man Writing. Contact him at or call 850-222-3475. You can also find him on Facebook.