Originally posted by iamjesusphish
Alright I am very fed up with rich people that have great health care being enraged with the notion that they will not pay for another persons health
care because it is socialist... I am 23 years old and have been on Medicaid since I was 18 and taking off my parents insurance. This is not because I
don't work or pay taxes but simply because I can not afford private insurance.
Now first off I am a recovering addict and without medicaid I would have died when I overdosed in 2004. Without Medicaid I would have been pushed off
to a hospital that could not treat my Pulmonary Edema. My life was saved because of government run health care.
I for one believe that every American citizens deserves to be insured. To any of you that think our country will be ruined because of this needs to be
human for one second and think about their fellows humans. We are not enemies. We are the same as you except we are not as well off. I work just like
you do I pass taxes just like you and I would want the same health insurance for you....
[edit on 15-8-2009 by iamjesusphish]
Redhatty is right. I, too, pay for your care, regardless of how you got to where you are. Seems kinda funny though you make a small enough amount to
qualify for medicaid. You may pay taxes, but I wonder how much of a refund you get at the end of the year. Should be all of it since you make such a
small amount to qualify for medicaid. If you are getting a full refund, you are not paying taxes.
"Alright I am very fed up with rich people that have great health care being enraged with the notion that they will not pay for another persons
health care because it is socialist."
I am not a rich person by far, but why should I pay for another person's health care when I am struggling to survive as it is? Because I pay my way
in the world and I can tell you this, most people I know are far from rich and are also struggling to pay their own way and it's not a matter of not
wanting to pay for other's healthcare, its the way they are going about it. No one wants this load of poo shoved down their throats.
I am a single mom, and I have to pay for my daughters (8 yrs old)insurance myself. Thankfully it is not too expensive to insure a child only as it is
4 times the amount if I covered her under my insurance through work. Her dad is out of work and has been for almost a year now, and the unemployment
is getting ready to run out, so as things are looking he's going to end up having to take a job that doesn't pay as much as the unemployment. I am
having to work two jobs and I could not get her qualified for even reduced insurance. With me working 2 jobs and unemployment we are still just
barely staying afloat. I lose my main job and we're screwed. Problem is, I make too much before taxes and deductions, which the state doesn't take
into consideration, nor do they even think about basic living expenses such as gas, utilities and housing expenses. I have worked since I was 16, so
has her father. We are 44 and 45 years old and have never asked for anything in the almost thirty years we've each been working and paying taxes. I
didn't go down to social services to apply for foodstamps and all the other programs made available to everyone else, just some help in covering my
daughters insurance. Maybe if we quit covering illegals under medicaid and foodstamps and all the rest on top of bailing out all these banks and
crooked bankers (that unaccounted for money could very well help some of the jobless who have paid taxes for years instead bailing out a bunch of
crooked ba$%ards) some of us American citizens could reap the benefits we have been paying for all these years.
And before anyone goes spouting off about not having kids you can't afford, we both had jobs at the time paying a good amount of money. However,
since her dad lost his job, like many others, we have gone through savings and a portion of my retirement, we don't nor never have lived beyond our
means. We have scrimped and saved and two of three cars are paid for and one has half the payment it did because it was paid ahead.
I also hope you understand that under the new healthcare plan, you overdosed and they probably would have not done alot for you and just written you
off as someone who didn't want to live anyway and perhaps gone on, had you survived, and not paid for mental care for the same reasons, and the
Pulminary Edema, well they could have said, oh well, this person has overdosed once before and doesn't receive any mental care, we'll just have to
write a prescription and wait it out. It would have saved them money. Not trying to be cruel, it's a reality check.
So, before you go spouting off about the fact that you pay taxes and the world of medicaid is so great, lets see a tax return, because I'm guessing
you DON'T pay taxes when it's all said and done. And here's another newsflash for ya. You may be getting your medical care for free - see you
don't even pay on a sliding scale based on income - yes free, you are also losing your freedoms with this current government administration and
health care reform bs, in the end, when all is said and done - it is NOT FREE.
[edit on 8/15/09 by opal13]
[edit on 8/15/09 by opal13]