Yoda wrote:You certainly have an excellent point as does Rugby and anyone else who view medical care as a privilege not a right.
I am just curious though if you would still believe that if someone close to you in your family is in a serious medical condition but couldn't afford treatment and something horrible happens.
I just think that minimum health care should be available somehow, somewhere and also allow the privileged to seek additional care if needed.
Yes, I would still believe it, and here's why. I was raised to not have to depend on anyone or anything else in order to survive in the world. No help, no handouts, no nothing. Nothing is given freely, you're not born with any special rights or privileges, and you're entitled to absolutely nothing. You want something? Go earn it. Be it respect, be it the ability to say what's on your mind, be it to go to a party, be it to just sit and watch television and be left alone. Go earn it, or do the things you need to do in order to earn it, because you're not entitled to anything just because of the soil on which you were born.
Unfortunately, no one in my family is without medical coverage other than me. My grandparents worked hard, saved money, and my grandfather is retired military on top of that, so they have no concerns there. Father was military too, so medical isn't an issue for him either. So the only example I could give is if something happened to me (let's say I was struck by lightning). In such a case, my savings account would pay out until it was belly up, and any bill beyond that point is something I would be responsible to pay in full - and I would. Simple as that. There's no "free handout", or "boo-hoo wittle Madison had some bad luck" crap that anyone owes me, the taxpayers don't owe me, the government doesn't owe me, it's up to me to pay for what expenses I incur, even if it's the result of bad luck or some fluky thing like being hit by lightning. If there were serious medical issues that ran in my family, then it would be my responsibility to pay through the nose to ensure I had adequate healthcare to combat that problem. If that meant working two jobs, so be it. If it meant 3 jobs, so be it. I do not live by the philosophy that I'm entitled to anything just because I was born on American soil and am an American. Anything I could possibly want or need in life can be earned (isn't that a big enough gift or "right" for anyone? it should be), it's just a matter of doing what it takes to earn it.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....