It has been about a month since I originally posted Hospitals are not factories. I wanted to add a post I read from The Weekly Updates.
…we have all of the NEGATIVE effects of “socialized” health care without actually having equal health care for all. Arguments against socialized health care, include the people not wanting the few to pay for the masses. But that is exactly what’s happening here.
I work 2 jobs, pay my taxes, barely make enough to keep a roof over my head and food on the plates of my family, do not get such luxuries. An ER visit typically runs me $2,000+, which I must pay or else what’s left of credit will disappear. I cannot afford health care, and with the economy today, my employers do not offer me any benefits as they won’t let me work full-time. This HAS to change.
This is an example of a hardworking American taxpayer who is having to go without, due to the current healthcare system. Not to repeat myself, but, it isn’t a system. It is a big pile of crap and when you stir up crap you realize how much it stinks.
Now — Let me share with you this exchange I had recently with a young man I know. He is usually witty and makes funky videos so I sent him Barack Obama’s video challenge. His response and that of his friend throws off the hope for change. These boys are in college, so, don’t think they are uneducated knobs.
Also, Whenever you try to talk reasonably about healthcare reform it is easy to find the opposition–>they are the ones pounding their fists on the table or resorting to foulness.
A panel of celebrity judges will review your videos and choose their favorites. Then the public will vote, and we’ll run the winning ad on national television. Millions of people will see the final videos and your message could help push reform over the top.
Yes please expand the government so I can lose even more freedom.
Great idea, let’s make a video of a bunch of people who are really lazy and don’t want to have to work hard for their healthcare. My parents and I were taxed to support this school, if taxes would have been lowered I’m sure I could have afforded to go to a better university.
not everyone who gets sick is lazy.
Im simply saying that personally I’ve noticed that people in favor of universal health care are largely behind it for personal gain when they could be acting in the best interest of our country. I don’t think that all sick people are lazy. But i do believe that many illnesses (not all) are a result of the behavior one engages in. smoking causes lung cancer. Failure to wear a seat belt can cause an injury. Drinking to excess and walking down stairs may lead to broken bones. These are reasons why some people need insurance in the first place and I don’t think that our society as a whole should be forced to pay for the mistakes of a few. It doesn’t seem progressive to me. More like a ball and chain.
I know a good man, self employed, no insurance, who drinks plenty of water and lives a good life providing for his family he had a massive stroke. I know a boy, who worked hard. who lived a good life and got knocked off his motorcycle on a freeway on the way home from work –>brain injury. I know a waitress, single, works three jobs, got a kidney stone requiring surgery –>debilitated her finances. All of us can have anything happen at anytime. It is the brothers keeper thing — not personal gain
Everyone get’s sick, but I don’t care if they die or not, (What?!) have you ever tried anal sex? (What?! again) Because people who smoke, eat fast foods, have buttsecks, and live otherwise dangerous lifestyles are going to benefit from this plan more than me. All I know is that socialized medicine bankrupts every country or state that enacts it. (our country is so financially stable with our current healthcare eh?)