Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Here's what I'm sick of:
Folks talking about the expense of universal health care as a reason to dump it. Hey GOP - our current system is vastly more expensive and we all know who's reaping the benefits of that. We aren't as dumb as you'd like to believe. And your stupid war has been vastly more expensive, and for what? Broken bodies, broken homes, dead children.
These blocking conservatives are talking about health care like it's a plan to put every American into a beach home and a Lincoln Continental, regardless of their income. Quality medical care is a RIGHT you people!
And how expensive is it for so many Americans to be missing work and joining the disabled merely because they couldn't get quality care? Imagine the work force we'd have for all kinds of businesses of no one had to worry about health care benefits.
Lately I've been seeing a lot of nonsense in right-wing essays about how anyone in America can get care, even if they don't have insurance. How much crack do these folks smoke anyway? What alternate universe do they live in? Do they even BOTHER to visit the real world now and then? Sure, they'll stabilize the uninsured in an ER, but the patient will still get a bill, still won't be able to pay for any prescription they leave with, and still won't get any kind of constant care to keep them out of the ER in the first place. Do they truly think a diabetic is better off without ongoing care, and only seeing an MD when it's critical in an emergency room?
Frankly, I'm all for a single-payer plan. Government shouldn't be running the docs, just paying for their services.
And don't believe the scare tactics about the Canadian system. We have lots of relatives in Canada, and they just gush about their care. They've experienced colon cancer, Parkinson's, difficult births, etc and they got top-notch care just as quickly as we would here. That argument that Canadians are forced to go to America for surgeries? Yes, some Canadians choose an American hospital for a variety of reasons, but the Canadian system STILL PAYS FOR IT!