Originally posted by predator0187
reply to post by signal2noise
No America doesn't suck, but their health care does. If you look at health statistics of the world the U.S. isn't anywhere near the top, when, in
all due respect, the world super-power should be leading, and setting an example.
I truly believe that as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, an individuals experience with health care is the same. I have been to hospitals all
around the country for a myriad of different reasons. Sometimes for my friends or family, sometimes for freak incidents where I was severely injured.
Never have I had a bad experience. Never have I ever had any problem getting in to see a specialist when needed. I even have nothing bad to say about
the nurse staff at the various medical facilities Ive visited.
Now, Im sure some paranoid jerk is going to call me a "disinfo agent," just because Im going against the grain on this issue. But believe it or not,
I DONT work for the health care industry, nor do I have any stakes in their business dealings, nor do I have anyone in my family that is in the health
That being said, I am a human being, and I do feel for my fellow brothers and sisters out there who are struggling to make ends meet and have problems
paying for their health insurance. Anyone who could see their neighbor suffer and not feel for them probably has a few issues of their own...
Yet... I dont pity someone who complains about their health care. The United States is a capitalist country, we reward those who study hard and work
hard, and you could say those who dont... eventually will suffer. Of course there are the rare individuals who are fortunate enough to be born into
immense wealth, and never have to work a day in their lives. Those are the people I truly feel sorry for, to me they're missing out on what life is
about, the satisfaction of working to achieve goals, and relishing the accomplishments of a hard days work.
The only people I know of who don't have health care, and have problems seeing doctors, paying bills etc... are the people who didnt give a rats ass
about working hard. Whether it was on homework or at the work place, it matters little. The greatest thing about this country is the notion that
anyone can be born with nothing, and die successful. This is only achieved through HARD work and due diligence. It is easy to take off from work
early, it is easy to let someone else do the tough job, it is easy to call in sick just because you were out all night and woke up hung over.
Anyone who puts in long hours and tries their best to always do a good job will eventually find success in this country. It is nearly impossible to
fail. And, of course with success comes luxuries, such as having the best medical care, and never having to wait 16 hours in an ER. It also means not
having to worry about paying for that surgery the docs say you need immediately.
Other countries may have a better system on average, but who really cares about averages? They aren't realistic. I'd rather work hard, make it in
this life, and never worry about health care. You should all strive for the same.
If our health care system was so bad, why would people risk their lives to cross our borders illegally, just to get treated by American Dr.'s? I mean
health care in this country is already free for those who cannot afford it. Every low income area Ive seen has free clinics on every major street. And
of course, since we cannot turn people away, regardless if they have insurance or can pay their bill, often illegal immigrants have babies, or have
surgeries, and never pay their bills. This causes the honest people's insurance to skyrocket, and even puts hospitals out of business.
So, why the hell should I work my ass off to pay for the dead beats?
[edit on 8-4-2010 by WhiteDevil013]
[edit on 8-4-2010 by WhiteDevil013]