Originally posted by jsobecky
reply to post by amazed
My dad died at age 48 from a heart attack. He was a union member and had full health insurance. So what's your point? People die.
I don't know why your dad didn't have insurance. With kids, he sure should have had insurance. No offense intended.
I am sorry about your dad.
Completely ignored my question didn't you?
Let me repeat it. "How old are you? Ready to die that young just because health care and preventive health care is too expensive for you? At the
rate the cost is rising, how much longer will YOU be able to afford it? "
Yes, my dad "should" of had insurance. Affordable health insurance. My dad's heart problems, COULD have been taken care of with the right
specialist taking care of him, which he WOULD have had if insurance had been affordable. The truth, which many just love to ignore, is health care is
far too expensive for an astronomical number of people.
Yes, people do die, but the horrible thing is when people die only because of the high cost of health care. This was my dad, he did not "have" to
die at such a young age. If affordable health care had been available, then he would have received the care he deserved as a human being, his heart
issues would most likely have been taken care of.
Originally posted by ZindoDoone
reply to post by amazed
If you were old enough why didn't you agree to help pay for his health problems or the rest of the family pitch in? I payed for my own families
problems and they help with mine. That's the way it should be. Don't try and guilt trip us with the idea that because he was isolated that it's the
general populations fault. That's harsh but it's the truth. Families used to do this and many still do. If you have taken steps to stay healthy why
should you have to pay for someone elses health problems that are not related to you and then have the government tell you exactly what will be done
instead of your personal physician making that decision along with the family and the patient?
Wow, talk about no clue.
We all, ALL of us, did what we could. We all pitched in and out of our own pockets, and helped our parents as much as possible. My husband, our
child and I even moved from the other side of the country to be with our family to help. Even to this day, many many many years later, I still assist
my family as much as possible.
I agree that families should help each other when possible.
When my brother was in a car accident, and he ended up in a coma for the next 13ish years before he died, we brought him home and took care of him.
You have NO idea how hard this was, physically, emotionally or financially. Our whole family pitched in every single day, not just financially, but
being their for our mom on almost a daily basis in the physical care of my brother, and the emotional care of our mom. So please, don't even think
you are telling me anything. Then, when my Mom in law was diagnosed with lung cancer, instead of sending her to a hospital or ignoring her, I moved
her into my home and took care of her until she passed away. Are you aware of what that takes emotionally or financially? I still miss this woman,
and will as long as I live.
I am first, and foremost, of the agreement that we should take care as much as possible our loved ones.
I also take this to the next level, humans, should help humans as much as possible if we ever want our society to move forward.
Looking out for nothing but your own pocketbook, and your own immediate family, does nothing to further our society.
I sincerely, am flabbergasted at the number of people who support corporations whos profits are the bottom line when it comes to peoples life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But I guess it is only the rich who have the "right to life". If you are middle class, but can't afford
health care, well too bad for you.
I have spent the past 20+ years learning about "medical issues" and health insurance companies, I have learned far more than I want to know. But
what I have learned, and learned intensely, is that the health insurance companies, do not care one whit about what people really need to be healthy.
They care ONLY about their profits. In all of these years, I have learned, that to get the care a person needs when very very ill, they have to fight
these insurance companies at almost every step for what they need. Once you go above what the insurance companies want to pay for, they will push
back, deny services, and try to drop you from their care.
Have a heart people, we are all humans, and in the end, we are all family. We may not be close relations, but we are ALL family and distant cousins.
So let's take care of our "family".