posted on Oct, 26 2004 @ 04:51 AM
Hey, no one seems to bitch about the free military protection, free police protection, free parks, free emergency response, and free benefits of
national space association.
Oh wait, all that stuff isn't free, it's paid for by taxes!
Why bitch about the cost of health care? If you're uninsured, and get hurt, and you're not on medicare or welfare or social security, or you're
not a retiree with medical benefits... basically if you're an able bodied individual without health insurance, you pay out the ass!
The fact is this country's already on the government-insurance-healthcare billing cycle, and a minority of people are the only ones who get screwed
with backbreaking costs. I think a solution is in order, and government coverage has to be spread.
"Oh but government should stay out of healthcare!" Uh-huh. It's already waist deep in health care, providing it for those on welfare, social
security, medicare, etc, through state and federal levels. We have the FDA making sure things are safe. Basically if you're a loser without a job,
a retiree, you're covered, if you're rich enough you can buy your own health insurance, and it's the middle and upper classes that are left out.
And we do get 'free' water. Never saw a fountain in a public park? We do get 'free' electricity. If you're too poor to pay the patheticly
small cost of it, you get state or federal assistance. Also, it's federally regulated. I suppose we could take those regulations off so it's not
'free' anymore and have another Enron.