More Words on Health
Now that the health care package has been upheld by the Supreme Court, the reactionaries got another reason to cuss out Obama. How dare he extend health care to 30+ millions of Americans who don't have it. LOL!
I know it's nto a free lunch. Most of us progressives do not think the Affordable Care Act is anywhere near adequate. We need universal single payer health care. And America is BEHIND other industrial democracies. But the Affordable Care act is more than the USA had before. Yet the shrieking Furies of the Right are already crying about the onset of socialism.
Who ends up paying for the health care for people who can't afford health insurance or are refused by insurance companies? Isn't that the taxpayer in the end anyhow?
Why do so many Americans think that health care as a private enterprise with more concern for the shareholders than for the sick and the elderly is to be preferred over a non-profit system that covers everybody for an affordable monthly premium?
Why does someone who worked and saved all his life have to go broke and lose his or het house just because they get sick when they get older? And why would someone in his right mind want to live in a country where that is common practise and can happen anytime to his fellow countrymen or, if he's one of the many millions of uninsured, to himself?
Why do Americans still fall for that 'we're protecting your individual freedom' song and dance coming from Washington every time Congress wants to stick it to them? Politicians are not protecting your freedom. They're protecting the insurance business just like they're protecting the pharmaceutical industry. The care for your health should not be in the hands of people looking out for number 1. Because number 1 ain't you. You ain't even number 2...