posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 12:19 AM
I am sure I am not the only foreigner to question this. But this insanity in America is really hard to comprehend.
I have worked for 25years so far. I pay (rounded UP) £5 per week for national insurance. Ergo, so far, I have paid just over £7200 in total
through-out my life.
I am currently terminal. I have to take ten pills each day, I have an inhaler and have to have oxygen every now and again. I pay approximately £8 per
prescription per month.
I have been in hospital countless times. And have never had to pay them directly EVER. The care I have received through the hospitals has been second
to none. When i was 15 I was given less than 48hrs to live. A nurse sat by my bed day and night, holding my hand. Trying to comfort me as best as they
We are just a small country. We also have many people unemployed, unable to work (for whatever reason), sick, or dying. And yet EVERYONE in this
country can walk into any hospital for treatment, and not have to sell our homes to do so.
I hear a lot of Americans saying 'we are paying for those too lazy....etc, etc who do not work, etc, etc.'
I too pay more than someone unemployed. But have Never felt I am paying too much simply because there are those who pay less, or nothing.
It really sounds (to us outsiders) that you blame the raping of your finances on those less fortunate. And that is just wrong.
With a country as large as yours with (excuse the laugh) 'the best medical blah blah in the world' it is abhorrent that you don't have a similar
system to ours.
I am not going to say our system is the best. And there is of course private healthcare here also, but it simply boggles the mind that you allow
trillions to be GIVEN (yeah, they paid/ are paying it back, with money created from nothing, except what has been retaken from every family in
America). But with your own health you allow this to happen.