GonzoTheGreat saidi find this tragic. Really absolutely tragic
People, brainwashed by advertising, foolishly fight against their own best interests
It really hurts me. But it hurts them more... fighting to deny themselves affordable healthcare
It´s a genuine tragedy and undermines the USA´s claim to be a civilised society.
And I think you're an idiot if you think that this poorly written bill that is likely to have at least parts of it to be found unconstitutional to be the gateway to a civilized society. It's kind of presumptuous and arrogant to believe that you know better for others than they do themselves - but that's pretty typical of smug liberals - especially ones abroad who despise the wealth and power of Americans. But hey that's just me.
Damn right. Insurance is stupid for "healthy" people. I mean, the ED is free, ain't it? Not like all those people without insurance and no way to pay that go to the ED in accidents or tragic turns of health (forseen or unforseen, preventable or not) have an effect on the rising cost of healthcare.
I mean, if you are healthy now, there's no way your insurance would ever be so cruel as to kick you off when you need it most.
Born with a congenital birth defect? God obviously hates you and it should be harder for you to live/make ends meet because of it.
Preventative care? Who needs that - people can take care of themselves. Pregnancy? be abstinent. Can't afford to go to a PCP to get your lipids, BP, blood glucose, thyroid..etc checked.. Nope, not gonna cost a shit ton when everything crashes down - they could've prevented it themselves with better diet and exercise.
Here's the thing: This really is an issue where the American public doesn't know how difficult it can be to manage healthcare costs if one gets ill.
People come in every day freaking out because they've fallen in the "doughnut hole."
They come in with accidents and unforseen illness (healthy people before this) with no insurance and now have bills that can be tens of thousands of dollars (If bad enough, 100,000 dollars++).
Now that they have the illness, no insurance will touch them (at least nothing affordable - high risk pools are NOT affordable for the large majority of Americans).
Insurance kicks people off all the time for any reason they can find, leaving people who were secure before completely screwed financially.
Is the bill perfect? No. It fixes so many loopholes that the public doesn't know exist... The same way that people don't know the tax code and how taxes work on the intricate level, the public obviously doesn't know how insurance and the healthcare system works besides what they see on TV and that they are being told that they have to have health insurance.
Not only does the law patch up many of these holes, it addresses a very, very fundamental concern: If you have no health insurance and you aren't a millionaire/very well off, you are quite possibly gonna jack up the cost of healthcare for everyone else.
Part of me hopes that this does get ruled unconstitutional so we can get to working on a single payer, universal system.