NEWS FLASH!!!! The Republicans have revealed their replacement plan!
It's absolute genius and can be implemented on day one! Two very simple steps-
1- Don't get sick
2- If you do get sick, die immediately- at home.
Awesome. What liberal site did ya pull this humdinger from?
It was a reply to a Yahoo report. Guess I'm a plagiarist.
Thought it was darkly humorous.
Likely bad of me, but up to a point, I agree. Healthcare is not a God given right. If you can afford it, you can afford it. If you can't, it should be up to voluntary charity- not a government given right. I can't afford it, so sometimes I suffer. Such is life.
It's kinda difficult to fathom NOT having healthcare. I suppose we take for granted what others are without, my Provincial Health Card ensures that I am treated in the hospital of my choice with no charge to me, also my Doctors appointments, physicals, etc, are all covered. We do not see fees and disbursements or any paperwork for that matter, yes, it's a product of a socialist government but I couldn't imagine being without it nor paying the premiums my American brothers and sisters are paying.
I'm sure something similar was likely Obama's vision when the idea was first presented but far from practical for a country that has so many levels of healthcare and insurers. I feel for all of you.
Your government can afford the cost of such coverage because, in part at least, you have given up the ability to defend yourself as a country. You depend almost entirely upon the U.S. for your national security. That was the sacrifice that Obama had planned into the ObamaCare system, simply because, down deep, he does not believe there are any serious national security issues -- other than global warming of course.
In defense of our Canadian friend and neighbor there may be an element of truth in what you say, but their system certainly is far from perfect.
Everyone who lives in a bordering state to Canada knows how many people actually come
to their states for medical treatment when they seemingly so often fall between the cracks waiting for often urgent and necessary treatment.
Quite similar to our own government rum VA.
Englad also has the same system as Canada... I believe....
Total government run will only lead to major tax increases for all. But government oversight and guidance could put some much needed checks in place.