I am SO frustrated over the health care issue.
People whining and complaining that the federal government might KILL our current EXCELLENT health system. You know the one- private insurance that covers everything at a whim.
Maybe I am just an odd duck. I know lots of people where the cracks are.
My parent had Parkinson's. He had great supplemental insurance-yet there were times we could not get an appointment for him.
A friend's mother had cancer with Medicare and great insurance, but she was upset when a doctor missed some vital signs and the mother died "prematurely in her early 80's".
My daughter had health insurance, but did not realize it. Her appendix was removed in the emergency room and she was sent home six hours after the surgery.
My sister in law had cancer and the insurer made sure her rates went up and pushed her out of the system- $2200. a month.
I know two families who have chosen to abort a child rather than deal with the bills(after insurance) of those children who had serious medical issues. The medical issues would have sent them into bankruptcy and more.
On to the "heck I don't know anyone uninsured".
A nephew who lost his health insurance because of chronic illness- declared bankruptcy - twice. He is a pharmacist now (in case you think only slugs get into this position).
A small business owner who "hires" her adult sons to make sure they are covered because they do not make enough to pay for the $400. premiums.
For those of you who have health insurance and are smug in that fact- what will you do when you can no longer cover your own children. They take that Taco Bell part time job to get by and they have no insurance and then they are in an accident?
Yup, I see those people every day - in the military. Parents who put their lives on the line instead of going bankrupt because a child is ill. They are insured now- but they chose the only system that would take them and their children with no consideration of prior problems. The price is they choose to possibly give their lives. IS this volunteer or mercenary?
The health care is the same for E-1 to General officer. It is good enough for most congressmen. Opps- it is government run.
BTW- the military only covers dependents until 22 now- whether they are in school or out.
I don't get the Christian take on this.
Cover the really poor and the people over 65 (who were only supposed to last another five years when their care was covered) but forget about those who are in the middle.
Is this REALLY Christianity? The same people who stand outside of clinics and pray for babies? Only care for the elderly (you know they have to have that orthopedic shoe and go go chair) and the poor- but everyone else live in fear of getting really sick (unless you are a well paid professional or work for one OR are in public sector)
You say there is a way to do it- just not the way that is proposed.
WHAT IS THE WAY???????????????????????????????????????????????
And yes, I am fully covered and will be until I die, under public sector medical care.