reply to post by carewemust
I agree with your assessment of McCain's rebate. Rebates are over-rated. Lump sums are far less effective than actual increments. I'd rather get
more money on my pay check than a one-time check.
I also understand what you are saying about who picks up the unpaid bills. That makes sense. But doesn't this also make sense:
We are expected to believe in trickle-down economics. That if we give tax breaks and help corporations in every way, they will pass saving onto the
consumer. Any extra money they will use to create jobs. Now, I'm not saying I agree with that theory, because I think greed ends up trumping the
end result, but I do agree that cost gets passed down.
In fact, I am 100% sure that the more tabs these companies have to pay, the more cost they are going to pass down. So the company and the consumer
(the tax payers) are sharing this cost. In essence, we are already paying for it.
And you have to factor in the me factor also. I'm 25 years old, and not too bad off. I do okay. But I am currently back in school and working just
under full time so I don't receive any benefits. My school isn't providing them and I certainly can't afford paying more for my health insurance
than I do for my rent.
So even though I have a nice little apartment that I pay for, a nice little car that I make on-time payments on, a good job, and I'm going to school,
if I get sick, there is nothing I can do. The hospital will have to take care of me and I won't ever be able to pay the excessive tab.
The current health care system we have doesn't just effect the lower-class anymore. It is creeping up and hurting all of our wallets and keeping
people like me from being protected.
I missed the part about the current system. It's not regulated properly. As a previous poster showed, Canada and other countries have socialized
health care set up and running well. Doctors can still be well paid, lines don't get any more excessive than they already are, and people can get
the care they deserve.
Even if it did tack on a few
extra dollars per week to the more wealthy citizens of this country, it would be completely worth it because it
morally and ethically the correct move to make.
Looking ahead, do you believe the more advanced societies of the future will supply health care to all comers, or do you believe the current system of
"only the good die young" will continue to thrive?
[edit on 9-10-2008 by Sublime620]