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Originally posted by spikey
Forgive my ignorance on this issue, but can someone from the USA, explain to me why there is so much controversy surrounding this health care reform plan?
It seems to me that is 70 - 80 MILLION people in your country can only get health care, in many cases life saving health care, according to how much money they have, that isn't really health care is it?
A social health care system, free for all at the point of need, funded by the state through a similar system to ours in Great Britain, has to be a better option than being turned away at the doctors surgery, or hospital because you have no money or private insurance to pay for treatment isn't it?
Or are you happy that millions of your fellows are dying or have zero quality of life simply because they cannot afford to pay?
Human life is valuable...regardless of how many digits are in a bank account.
Vere Hodgson was, perhaps befitting a voluntary welfare worker, still more sceptical. ‘It seems to be all right if we could afford it,’ she reflected on the eve of the NHS’s start. ‘It seems to me just Bankrupt Hospitals being taken over by a Bankrupt Country. You pass on the baby.’