I am glad you have good access to health care.I sure as hell do.
I have amazing health benifits though my employer, as does my boyfriend. We are both blessed to have good jobs in two diffrent world wide fortune 500 companies, at 19!
However, I was very sick for a few months and had several ER visits, countless tests and dr visits, way to many percriptions ect and that all added up fast!
Our best friend was told to go to a free clinic for trouble with cronic depression. He ended up getting billed 2,000 bucks and sent on a goose chase to 3 places and never did get the help he needed becuase he doesn't have health care.
If you've seen Sicko you know what socialist medican isn't a bad thing. People don't mind paying higher taxes becuase they get good, free healthcare. And the hype about havign to wait forever and not choosing your own doc is a lie. Most goverments allow the patient to go anywhere. Yea Michael Moore can be a bit extereme but when you pay attention to the content and not him, you'll be shocked at how bad the American Health System is. People are denied services that are requried to save their lives, and people are turned away from places because they do not have insurance or the right insurance in case of an exterme emergency.
But we also live in a selfish country where most people wont pay higher taxes to "help thy neighbor". Which is a shame. We'd have a MUCH healthier nation.
Think about it.
I think the problem is more than some don't want to pay for others to have health care. I believe they don't want others to have health care no matter what. Right now it would cost less if we removed the insurance companies from health care. We could provide health care for 45 million people at no extra cost. Once people started receiving health care regularly costs would decrease.
We could remove the onerous burden of buying health insurance for employees which is on companies. This would make them more competitive and increase business.
The only group that benefits from the current system is the insurance companies. If we simply got rid of the lobbyists for them, everyone else would benefit.
It would be good for businesses, individuals, families.