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23 September 2008 @ 09:13 am
Writer's Block: Health Care  
Is health care a right or a privilege to you?

To be honest I don't think a universal health care sysytem is the way to go. I'm not saying babies and children don't deserve to have the same rights as me, and be cared for when sick....I am just saying that I feel it's unfair to take away from people in the middle class who work so hard to pay for their insurance (b/c I can tell you right now it's not cheap) and give health care to people who have illegally entered our country or those who are citizens and don't pay taxes and are already a drain on our fragile economy. If they can be criminals/deadbeats (in the sense that they have come here the wrong way, or can work but choose not to) and they get free health care.....Why do I a tax paying law obeyding citizen, born in this country, have to pay hundreds of dollars for the same care? So I guess i see it as a privelage.

Too many people are taking the everyday stuff for granted such as getting medical attention when you seek it......That is a privelage you have because you live in the United States....Just as it would be an amazing privelage if you lived in a 3rd world country. Just b/c you live here doesn't mean you get to take advantage and take for granted everything wonderful that is offered here.
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carms.carms_arms on September 23rd, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
I didn't know that people who don't pay insurance get health benefits in the USA!? So why do you have to pay hundreds a month if other people get it for free!? I'm not sure I understand.
Over here the government gives everyone health coverage. People who work have to pay a very small tax (about $15 per month). Some people pay extra and upgrade to a bigger coverage, but it's not that necessary as the government coverage is pretty good.
oxoginaoxooxoginaoxo on September 23rd, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
We have free clinics...I had been there once before my insurance kicked in at my job...It's abunch of quacks. But you get free medical attention and perscription medicine none the less. I choose to pay so I know that me or my son will be seeing someone qualified.
Care-uhcure_rocker on September 23rd, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
...and you're voting for obama? that basically sums up what he wants to do with healthcare
oxoginaoxooxoginaoxo on September 23rd, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
Even if that were the case....Which I'm pretty sure it's not. You're never going to agree with everything one candidate has to say. I agree with him more so than McCain so yes I am voting Obama.
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oxoginaoxooxoginaoxo on September 23rd, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
That's different than what I'm refering to...I mean all the free clinics that provide absolutely free health care out here....That sounds wonderful and it would probably benefit me....I just wanted to say I think health care coverage IS a privelage and people shouldn't be able to drain the economy anymore so than they are already. People shouldn't feel entitled to things they haven't worked for, ya know?
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oxoginaoxooxoginaoxo on September 23rd, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC)
Yea I am "Not so much" with verbage a lot of the time LOL.
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oxoginaoxooxoginaoxo on September 23rd, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC)
Yea National Health Care sounds like an awesome idea....Universal sounds like a free for all.

And yea I was thinking the same thing LOL