posted on Aug, 15 2009 @ 09:03 AM
Originally posted by hawkeye1717
reply to post by smirkley
Tell that to a single mother of 4 who can't afford insurance for her kids. Grow up already...jeez.
Trust me, I am fully grown up. And I am VERY aware of such predicaments in todays society. (let alone because people I am close to are in similar
But in an era where we willingly treat illegals at no cost to patients, you and yours should have at minimum basic heath care available as
Insurance cannot be affordable unless subsidised by an employer, or a government, or the hospitals basic willingness to treat those who cannot afford
it. That is a function of how much health care, treatment, preventitive procedures, and new product/procedure testing, costs nowadays.
But socialized medicine is something entirely different.
A decent example is General Motors. They provided lifelong health insurance to it's tenured employees. Well guess what, it was one of the things that
brought GM down. They ended up pawning it off to the UAW in exchange for ending a strike a year or so ago,...and it still didnt help GM stay out of
And the UAW dropped that standard as soon as they got their mitts on it.
Now think about that in a grander scale, such as the whole of the USA.
It wont be pretty for the country, in regards to financial stability.
[edit on 15-8-2009 by smirkley]