posted on Feb, 23 2012 @ 07:25 AM
reply to post by lordnightstalker
Sorry, but diet and exercise is not going to fix a child who has asthma or a person with congenital heart defects or someone with hereditary
hypertension or kidney disease or diabetes. Or cancer, or cystic fibrosis or Lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. And unfortunately, the pharmaceutical
companies who produce the medications to help these folks live a "normal" life charge so much for them that unless you have health insurance, the
cost is daunting.
When people lose their jobs due to no fault of their own and are unable to find employment, the cost of health care is unbelievable. Our ER's are
flooded every day with people who cannot afford to go the the doctor and because of the EMTALA law, they cannot be turned away and denied treatment.
The hospitals end up eating the cost of their care, which puts a financial burden on them, which in turn causes those institutions to lay off massive
amounts of employees, who likely end up in the same ER for treatment because now unemployed, they have no insurance, and on and on and on it goes.
Probably one of the most devastating impacts of joblessness in our country is the inability to pay for medical care. There are programs out there to
help people with housing and food, but medical care? Not so much. Never mind the chubby kid having to eat a rodent...that should never be happening
with all the food banks, etc. out there...but what about those kids who have serious medical issues and cannot get treatment? It is a real issue and
people are actually dying because they have no access to medical treatment or don't buy their maintenance meds because their first priority is making
sure their family doesn't starve because they lost their sole means of providing for them.
It would be awesome if just getting out and riding a bike or something would magically cure all illness, but it doesn't. And I find it sad that you
would suggest something like that when there are millions of people out there suffering from diseases that they have through no fault of their own,
unable to have the medications that would help them. It is a horrible reality, but a reality nonetheless. Brainwashing has nothing to do with it.