So Rush Limbaugh left the Hawaii hospital where he went for chest pains and said, "there is nothing wrong with the U.S. health care system." Well, of course he would say that! If you have insurance or can AFFORD health care, you would think there is nothing wrong...as long as YOU can get the care you need. And the smug assholes who DO have insurance point fingers at the uninsured, telling them all they need to do is find a job that offers health insurance. Good luck with that. The jobs that are out there are either part time (which don't offer insurance) or are "independent contractor" positions, which don't offer insurance either.
I would LOVE to just take away health care from the "haves" for a year or two, then enjoy watching the reactions of people like my brother and sister in law, or my hypocritical co-worker who is against socialized medicine but is perfectly okay with Medicaid taking care of his girlfriend's pregnancy expenses when something happens to THEM.
One would argue that in this country, if you can't afford it, you don't deserve it. So I guess we Americans don't deserve health, because your average woman probably doesn't have $27,000 to pay out of pocket for a uterine artery embolization. I don't NEED a Bentley, which costs over $100,000, but I DO need my health. Being healthy means I can continue to feel good and, from a patriotic standpoint, continue to be a pawn for Corporate America and work, work, work, then work some more to generate income, so it can be taxed, so my hard-earned bucks can fund unmarried women who are dumb enough to get pregnant and whose boyfriends don't want to take financial responsibility.Does anyone think this is FUCKED?
I had a conversation with a friend who is now teaching in Thailand. He knows other Americans who are over there teaching, and they've seen the writing on the wall. America's best days are over. Its citizens are led by propaganda whores on the radio who didn't even graduate college, they think so little of themselves, if they get sick and can't afford care, oh well, if they are hard-working but lose their jobs, and can't find other positions, they are made to feel like losers. It's not the economy, it's YOU. Sure it is. This country is being fleeced, and we are made to feel like shit because we're poor.
On the other hand, although I believe health care is really important, and there should be a bigger emphasis on preventative care, I worry that whatever bill is passed, there will be thousands of idiots who will continue to eat Pop Tarts and drink Mountain Dew for breakfast. Our tax dollars will also have to fund their diabetes. I don't feel good about this, but I do feel that the people who are making an effort should be helped out. But if you know better, and KNOW that you know better, shut your trap and stop complaining about government "intrusion" and take care of your illegitimate child who will probably grow up to get pregnant or get someone pregnant, just like YOU did. I work hard for my money, and I'd rather give it to people who really deserve it, not idiots.