OTB- I have no insurance. I pay out of pocket on my $18,000 a year income.
Tell me... what do you think would happen if Burger King gave away free hamburgers? Everybody would want a hamburger, whether they need it or not. Same goes for healthcare. You'll have every ninny and her nine kids down there for runny noses and slivers.
I'd also like to know how you love the DMV, the post office, or the VA. Yup, the government sure does a great job of running things.
Do tell me how I'm supposed to feel when my 70-year-old mother, who is full of life, develops cancer and the government recomends "end of life councelling" instead of treating her because it's "not worth the expense."
Tell me how I'm supposed to feel if I develop cancer and am told to wait 6 months (behind the sniffling noses and splinters) to get the scans I need to diagnose. Tell me how I'm supposed to feel if I end up having to wait 8 months for a root canal.
Tell me, OTB, what the incentive is for people to eat healthfully, drive safely and take care of themselves if the hospital will just fix it for free?
And then you get into the arena of the government telling you what you can and can't do (or eat) because it'll cost the government more money to pay your doctor bills. You know those saturated fats CW hates so much? They could be banned just like trans fats. No more good fat for you because the Nanny State says so. So should the government dictate how I should live my life based on what the stats say they'll have to pay for my bills?
"From each according to his ability to each according to his need." That's what Obama is proposing. Tax the so-called "rich" to pay for poor folks' healthcare. Look up the phrase. It's Marxism.
Socialized medicine is a FAILURE everywhere it's tried. The Brits are learning that now because they're BROKE. Hawaii tried giving free healthcare to uninsured children. It lasted 7 months before they went broke.