For everyone! But it's not.
This is the dead horse people love to beat more than anything. And the thing is, everyone is right in their own way. There aren't two side to this
issue, there are dozens...and every solution has it's problems, but let's look at the way it is now.
Guess what, we already ACT like we have Universal Healthcare. Except for a few high profile cases where someone dies being ushered around between
hospitals, we treat EVERYONE. Poor people, homeless people, illegal immigrants, cop killers with a bullet in their head even get priority to you or
Who pays? Cha-ching. Phoenix is right. We do. Specifically, responsible people. The middle class.
If not directly, your employer does by making your obscene insurance payements for you. Payments I might add, are considered part of your compensation
and definitely come into play when it's time for a RAISE (or not). Yup, paperwork SUCKS! And the governement would be bogged down in it, no doubt.
But guess who is now? Ever wonder why every mid-sized company with 50 or so employees needs a Human Resources Director and a benefits assistant?
HEALTHCARE INSURANCE? Guess who pays thier salaries? You and I do? That's PROFIT you and I never see going to huge duplication of efforts in each and
every employer in this great capitalist land that could be easily replaced with ONE GOVERNMENTAL DEPARTMENT.
I know of what I speak. I've been both complained to (as an employee) about why no one gets raises, and complained myself (as an employer) about the
god damn heroic efforts required to keep my insurance provider fat and healthy and my employees poor.
Beyond that, as I was saying, SOMEONE pays for all those people we treat anyway? It's US! The fools that work for a living, shilling out $4,000 to
$6,000 EACH per year for coverage that is often DENIED, DENIED, DENIED.
I don't know about you, but if a blood test comes back negative, it's denied. I just got a bill for $425 because I didn't have Chrohn's Disease
despite symptoms, but if I did, it would be covered. Same with medicine costs.
You all know how I feel about the disgusting manner in which my necessary insurance and medicine purchases indirectly fund the RNC to keep things from
ever getting better (or if you don't, pay attention). But it goes beyond just that... it's the SINGLE MOST OBVIOUS EXAMPLE OF CAPITALISM GONE WRONG.
FOR PROFIT MEDICINE IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY.
And an insult to any REAL conservative. I'm a liberal and I'll say it...
FAWK THE POOR, IT'S MY MONEY DAMNIT!
Acknowledging the very UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE system we ALREADY have will save YOU and I money!
Corporate profits be damned. I work for a living, I don't suck at the teet of Wall Street.