I need a little help getting my head round an issue regarding Health care. I'm not American so forgive me for being ignorant to how your systems work.
Over here in the UK as you all know, we have free health care, not completely free, as if you are in work you must pay for your prescriptions etc.
However, any one who finds them selves out of work, or financially unable to afford treatment, our nifty little system called the NHS steps in to take
care of you.
Now I know the NHS isn't perfect, nothing is in this bureaucracy, I'll give you one example from an investigation lead by channel 4 the other month:
For every child in the children's hospital they had a budget of 23p per child per day to be fed. The staffs budget turned out to be 80p or so.
Anyway, I love Ron Paul, the guys a legend and I hope he continues to make an impact until its his time to pass. The only thing I don't understand is
how the republic can be against free health care
I suppose if I was an American I'd be Democratic.
I raise the issue now as I just watched this vid:
Actually hearing Rons views on this (I hate Morgan BTW).
Now over here in the UK, we often scratch our heads at you guys, many people even joke that if you were rushed into AnE in America, bleeding from a
gun shot wound to the neck, the first thing they'll ask is if you have insurance, and leave you there bleeding out if you haven't. Not very funny I
know, but you see where I'm coming from.
Ron did raise a few interesting points however: Its NOT free health care. The government TAKES the money off us whether we like it or not, in the form
of tax. He said, nothing is free, we are just allowing the government to take OUR money and distribute it as they see fit. He said that cannot happen
in a country that calls its self FREE.
So technically Rons very correct.
Peirce also raised a good point however: Its like car insurance and its for your OWN GOOD.
So I'm personally in a catch 22. Freedom or do I want the gov to provide me with health care??
I would be lying if I didn't say the NHS was a "God"send over here, and the view of many UKers is, "The Government does not take my money, I willingly
give it to provide my neighbor with basic health care, the same thing any decent human being would do"
However Ron also says that since the Gov has been interfering with your services over in the US, the cost is rising and quality is lowering, hence it
should remain privatized.
To finish up, as I'm rambling now, what is the solution? Unless you socialize the medical system a wee bit, anyone who cannot afford help is
left....surely that's not right in the 21st century?
Or is Obamacare the way forward with this one? Providing you reign in your Government and make them to get it to function properly?
I dunno, but so far that's the only thing holding me back from loving Paul 100%
edit on 27-3-2012 by Sinny because: (no reason given)