reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
And those who won't do that much for their brothers and sisters in need are creeps.
That's a pretty big statement.
Let me ask you something: should I pay for the guy next to me to have steak while I eat soup?
I say no, let the man have his steak, but let me save my money for other things and be content with my soup.
Does that make me a 'creep'?
This is exactly what happens ion our medical system now: some people use the medical industry to cure every ache and pain and bump and twitch that
comes along. They raise high bills and since many of them cannot pay, those bills are spread amongst those who can pay, raising the price. The
hospitals will not operate without money to operate, and doctors are human and need to eat too.
Some of us try to avoid doctors. Some of us will take care of ourselves, and will therefore use the medical profession very little in our lives. We
are happy with our 'soup', as it gives us financial freedom to accomplish other things... someone may right now be building the answer to all the
world's energy needs in his basement, using money that he saved from not going to the doctor as much.
Others are more concerned about ourselves and will use a doctor's services for things that others would consider minor. They want their steak, and I
have no problem with them having their steak... until the bill comes due and they can't pay, so the cost of my soup is raised to cover their
The fact that costs are already being spread among the population due to people's inability to pay is frequently raised as a reason why the
profession is in the shape it is in. So why would we want to legitimize, institute, and expand something that has already raised costs and lowered
quality? Why do all the plans raised center on giving insurance
instead of giving health care? Are the insurance companies healing people? No,
they are simply adding to the problem by being a middleman and recently trying to control medical decisions through policy restrictions.
So, please, eat all the steak you want. Just pay the bill!
I'm happy with my soup. I'm 'creepy' that way.