Editorial #32 Nebraska Medicaid Expansion December 13, 2018

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Nebraska Medicaid Expansion December 10, 2018

Now that the midterm elections are over, there needs to be a quick review of why things happened the way they did.
All the results were an attempt by the voter to make themselves feel better, not necessarily what would make the state better.
The Medicaid expansion was an ideal example. The vote did not improve health care one bit. It simply had the state take more “free money” from the Federal Government, to give to hospitals and insurance companies while not improving anything regarding health care or services.
Now we will eventually be required to pay more money to the medical industry without seeing any improved health care, at the expense of killing any possibility of property tax relief. We will still be getting the same medical treatment but we will be paying a higher hidden premiums and not getting any better treatment for any medical services.
I have yet to see any example where the government bureaucracy did anything better than private industry for less. It will always cost at least 10% more, take longer and be less efficient while adding another layer of bureaucracy that will never go away.
The bottom line is we must realize that everything we get from the money we spend on things, including taxes, is to improve our personal situation. Otherwise we would not give our hard earned money to buy anything. So when we give our money to the government, we must see some value and not scratch our head asking why are we paying for something that are already receiving for less money?
The apathy and indifference of letting the government do things for us is becoming a cancer on society with the result that will be living in the freest country in the world, but became a slave to the government who is making us think we cannot live without them.
This is Keith Kube wishing you the best in making the world a better place.
Keith Kube, of Crofton, is a business analyst and author of two books on business management. The books are available at the Elkhorn Valley Museum, Norfolk City Library, Norfolk High School, Norfolk Catholic, Northeast Community College and Amazon.
During his career as an engineer, investment banker and business analyst he identified traits commonly overlook that are vital for all successful business operations and government.

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