reply to post by JaxonRoberts
Excellent, post, Jaxon. I agree with you, we call ourselves the most advanced and civilized society on earth, yet we let homeless people stay homeless
because they cannot afford basic mental health care, and they cannot work full time (or even part time), so they can't get health insurance through
jobs. So they get lost in the system and end up on the streets. Meanwhile, our congressmen and senators, who are promised healthcare for life, get
healthcare in the best hospitals simply because they are congressmen and senators. Who made them better than everyone else?
Take for example, Senator Kennedy. If he was a regular guy, and came down with brain cancer, and missed as much work as he did, he would have most
likely lost his job and his health care insurance by now. But they have it in their contracts that they get healthcare (good healthcare, too!) paid
for by life.
Meanwhile, we have people declaring bankruptcy because they are not as lucky as their own senators and congressmen.
If we were smart, we would come together as a country, and say "we demand the same healthcare that all senators and congressmen have, and if we
can't have it, you can't have it!!"
Yes, I think basic healthcare is a right. I think in a civilized society, if you get hit by a truck and you're dying on the road, you should get
healthcare as a right. If you get pneumonia, you should get health care.
Does that mean that we should get free plastic surgery or free elective procedures? Of course, not. But basic, emergency, life-saving