posted on Mar, 17 2010 @ 09:24 PM
reply to post by Orwells Ghost
Glad to hear it, but I was referring to the OP's need to thank his neighbors. Instead of his insurance paying for a visit to his normal doctor, his
community payed for his visit to the clinic, and his meds. It's always interesting to see someone in the U.S. who has
insurance stating such a
preference for socialized care, and touting how it functions more smoothly ("free" and faster service in this case).
From my experience when I've seen people cheer on the current healthcare system so strongly, such as what's done in the OP, it's often just as much
of a "screw 'socialized' healthcare" as it is an "everything's working great here"; all the while failing to acknowledge the fact that much of
our system is already
Many in the U.S. love such services, and use them quite often; however, I do find it odd that many of those same people are the loudest to scream
against any percieved "socialized healthcare" (not that the OP is necessarily
doing such). The fact of the matter is that in a lot of cities
such services are pretty much the norm, and they function quite well.
The real problems come in emergency situations (that such clinics can't handle) when a person has no health insurance. I think the healthcare bill
being proposed certainly needs some trimming, but I'd much
rather have my tax dollars going towards less expensive preventative care, instead
of a bunch of exorbitant catastrophic services that could have easily been prevented with early care/diagnosis.
Originally posted by Orwells Ghost
A healthy and educated society is a healthy and educated society, no?
[edit on 3/17/10 by redmage]