Originally posted by TheHypnoToad
Originally posted by chickenshoes
And,no doctor is required to treat a person who has no ability to pay.
This might be true for a family practice physician, or some clinic, but it is definitely not true at hospitals if you are in a life-threatening
Hospitals are required to stabilize patients before transferring them to a charity hospital. If you come in the ER bleeding to death from gunshot
wounds, they cannot just shove you right back out the door because you don't have insurance.
well, tell ya what, go and break your ankle.....and tell me you can get the proper care to be able to walk again without a nice hefty downpayment or
some type of insurance. all that hospital will do is slap a splint on your foot and send you to a specialist...who, well, ain't gonna want to do
what is needed unless you flip him an insurance card or a nice sum of cash!
or well, hurt yourself mildly, and then miss a few days of work, if you are lucky, you might have a nice boss who will let it slide. but if you are
not lucky, you're boss might have some lamb brained rule that says that you can't miss more than a day or two without having a note from you doctor,
so, now you are hurt, and still have to go to work....not all of us have nice cushy desk jobs, some of us actually WORK at work...so, you can be
hurting like hell and still have to be lifting a few tons of crap everyday if you want to earn the money to live.. and, well, guess what, the boss
wants a doctor's note before you will lighten your load....
then well, there's the matter that well....the doctor I have now seems to be more of a drug pusher, doesn't seem to be that much interested in
finding out what the problems are,.....my foot pain = osteoporousis or whatever=these nice little bills over here that are to be taken the rest of
your life to build the bones, while it's creating a whole mess of other problems that you will have to take more pills for in time! a lump in your
stomach accompanied by pain will = funny little pills that will reduce the acid in your stomach and well....you can take those little pillls the rest
of your life.
ect. ect....while he's pushing his danged drugs on you, not one thought ever crosses his mind that hey, you are still working, got to, if not for the
simple fact that you need the healthinsurance so you can keep going back to him for the danged pills for the rest of your life....your working in
pain, making the problem worse, and coming home so danged hurt and tired (try limping around all day and compare it to doing the same thing without a
limp)..you are wasting your energy by the limp, and you are damaging your body more with it....
my problem with socialized healthcare, is that it will put the governement, society in charge of your healthcare.... they will be sticking their nose
into your diet, questioning your exercise routine, and forcing you to take those funny little pills that are gonna just create tons of new problems
along with the ones you have now....
but, by no means are they gonna take the time out of their busy lives to actually diagnose any problem, or write a danged letter to your boss letting
him know that you shouldn't really be lifting that ton of magnet everyday, or actually treat the danged problem!
quite frankly, I am beginning to wonder if maybe being without the healthinsurance most of my life may have extended my life....
seems like those who have had that insurance all along are one this pill, then this one over here to take care of the side effect of that pill, and
then there's this one over here to help with the problem of that pill, ect...down the line...
MAKING PEOPLE SICK, JUST SO YOU CAN TREAT THEM AND MAKE MORE MONEY OFF THEM IS THE FIRST THING THAT HAS TO GO!
god, I got better treatment in my childhood from my doctor when I swung by his home to meet up with his daughter on the way to school!
my credit card is about maxed out because of healthcare bills, my insurance ain't gonna pay squat till I make more bills, and the care I get isn't
worth crap, especially since well, I still have to go to work every day just to preserve that insurance and that means I am making the problems worse!
do something, anything, but the current system is crap! our whole economy is struggling with the bills from it, probably close to 50% of the
bankruptcies are being filed because of healthcare costs, and from what I have seen, all they are doing is convincing the masses that they have to be
taking some pretty toxic stuff the rest of their lives!