Originally posted by galatea
When I picture Universal Healthcare, I think it would be similar to that as active duty military. Since I am, this will be the best thing in which I have to compare. We pay 26 a month, or that's what comes out of our paychecks for our medical. Now on ships, the medical is not so great and since america isn't a giant ship, I will compare it to shore duty medical.
First, I want to respond to a post that said everyone will go to the doctor for every scratch and clog up appointments. Well, in the navy you have sick call. You have to get up early as heck and wait in a line and they have someone that screens you, if you are really sick, they make a doctors appoinment for you, same day, if you just have a cold they issue you a cold pack, if you have a scratch, well I assume they will give you a bandaid. There, that weeds out unessessary appointments.
Originally posted by jedimiller
here's the link.
Hillary has said on video that it will be very, very affordable for everyone. If we do the math, 200 dollars is not affordable, 100-not affordable. using logic, one can say it will run under 75 dollars a person. i'm willing to pay that.
[edit on 13-5-2008 by jedimiller]
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
I am 53, lost my health care in 2003.
I live in New Jersey, rates went from 320 dollars per month to over 850 dollars per month in 3 years.
I had to file personal bankruptcy and do not own house or car.
Was born in this country and have worked since i was 13yrs old and can not afford to get sick. GREAT COUNTRY!
Originally posted by mother_jung
This country has been towing along those who cannot or will not take care of themselves for a very long time now, and all we have gotten for it is more have nots and cannots who do not have the skills to be a productive member of society.
Originally posted by enchantress62
These kinds of comments always make the hairs on my neck stand up with chills. We're talking about healthcare in this forum. Are you telling me that my life is not worth as much as yours because you can afford to pay and I can't? I wonder what any children you have will think about that, when they are at the age where they are still too young to afford it themselves and yet considered an adult so Mommy/Daddy can't carry them on their insurance anymore?
What ppl like you conveniently forget is that there are very productive ppl in our society that are working more then one job and still can't afford the rising cost's of health insurance. Do those ppl deserve to get progressively more sick or even die because they don't make what you do?
In your way of thinking where is the line drawn? When current healthcare becomes so expensive that even you can't afford it anymore then do you deserve to die so that the guy making more then you do doesn't have to pay?
This is the problem with the "Don't bother me with your needs, you lazy bum!" attitude. All of us have a place on the ladder, and there will always be someone with more then you have who will not want to share. It's not a perfect world and ppl are not all born with the same life circumstances. There are plenty of natural resources to take care of us all if we'd just stop wasting it with greed and selfishness.