If health care isn't a civil right, then what is it I ask? A privilege then? How so exactly? If you develop or are even born with a pre-existing condition, and are either denied insurance coverage altogether or are asked to pay thousands a month in premiums and have a morbidly high deductible, is that just your fault somehow? Are you being punished by God? Are only the "privileged" ones "deserving" of insurance? Is that what you conservatives think? These people deserve what they get? That they want handouts? I just don't get it.
Would you prefer the insurance industry control your lives and make piles, upon piles, upon piles of money on you or the government?
50% of all bankruptcies are medical bill related. Premiums have doubled in the last 10 years alone. Imagine what they will be in 50 years. They project something like more that half the population will not be able to afford insurance by then. And once again it's not the poor or rich - it's the middle class who is going bankrupt. If the middle class fails - the country fails. Let's look to the future. Is it that hard to look ahead a few years? Really?
Competition is one of many answers. We have a President who's willing to give it a go. At least he's trying to come up with a solution. The opposition offers none such that I've heard. They only complain, bring guns to Presidential rallies and shout "Nazi" and "Communist."
I remember the good old days when being a Democrat was just plain liberal. Now it's Socialist, Marxist, Nazi, and Communist. Wow, that's a lot of meanings for so little a word. Oh, and I forgot if your a Dem you're poor, uneducated and lazy (code word for a minority).
Just like this guy. Just a regular hobo Democrat.
And now according to some of you I need to worry about this guy -
The Health Reform Robot who wants to control our very lives!
Watch out people! He means to make sure we all have access to some health coverage of some sort! Even you sick people! He means to help cut costs and keep 1 in every 700 medical dollars being spent in this country from going to the CEO's of giant mammoth insurance companies!
Perish the thought!!
Hide your children from this world ending monster!
And once again I'll end with my all time favorite line:
Good friggin' grief.
(That's code for I think you're nuts.)
Oh, and one more tiny point..
Promote - move up to a higher rank or position; help forward; begin the process of forming or making.
Provide - make preparation; supply or equip, get in what will be required.
Those two definitions sound pretty ambiguous to me.
So in other words -
It's no longer the 1700's! Times and circumstances change.
It's called life.