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Originally posted by grapesofraft
reply to post by Jakes51
Ok 2 points.
1. It doesnt take a village. It takes responsible parents.
2. What do you think happened back in the day, before they invented this idea of forcing us to help everyone through taxation, when people did not take care of their kids?
Originally posted by mikerussellus
When was education listed as a human right?
When it gets to "rights" where do you stop? Libs will scream about small businesses not providing healthcare to their staff. But if they do, then what? Providing cars so they can get to work?
You said above that political leaders have better healthcare. They also drive nicer cars, have nicer homes. . .
I mean, where do you draw the line?
Just throwing some thoughts out there. Not trying to sound angry, but since when do we have to GIVE anything to anyone that didn't work for it?
Originally posted by fooffstarr
I can't fathom the US health system, but I have never had to experience it.
So, if you are poor, and you get sick... you don't get treatment? Or you do and end up with massive debt? Is that the case?
[edit on 15-6-2009 by fooffstarr]
Originally posted by skadet
I think access to health care should be a human right. Of course, I'm Norwegian, so I'm basically a spoiled brat.
When I broke a bone in my hand a few years ago, I saw my regular doctor; she sent me to the hospital for X-rays and a consult. They sent me to another doctor in the hospital to get a cast. Some weeks later, I got my cast taken off. I had then had two additional consults, plus the two different doctors I saw that day. All in all, I paid about $160. That's including all the consults, the X-rays, the material for the cast and my appointment with my regular doctor.
I saw someone mentioned going to the ER with their kid, who had strep throat. $135? Seriously? When I had strep throat, I went to my regular doctor and got some antibiotics. The appointment and consult cost me
$25. I don't remember how much the meds cost, but I think something around $30-$35 sounds about right.
Am I drowning in taxes? No, not really. Last month, I earned about $2,700. I paid about $950 in taxes, and that was actually $300 more than I should've paid. I don't care, I'll get those back next year.
And if my tax money can help a kid with cancer or a victim of an accident, then I'm glad. Hey, even if my money goes to a fat man with heart problems because he has spent his life eating away - I'm glad. 'Cause even he deserves a chance.
Originally posted by LeftyBrown
Yes, it is.
People dying in waiting rooms because of how bad the United States healthcare system is is just pitiful.
Originally posted by pointtech86
I shouldn't have to pay for anyone's healthcare. I don't want to pay for some lazy fat guy who has lived on welfare for ten years, who now needs heart surgery to stay alive another five. I don't want to pay the bill for some skateboarding idiot who crushed his balls, and cracked his skull while grinding down the school ramp. I don't want to pay for every kid on my block's prescription medication for their 'ADD', ADHD', 'Bipolar disorder', an extremely autistic child, or another kid with Down.