I have to confess to not understand how a country so foreward thinking still
operates a health system which relies on people buying health care insurance. I
know our system in the UK is not perfect but I am so grateful to the National
Health System which means that if ever I become sick the last thing I have to
worry about is can I afford the treatment.
This is another article filled with half truths. The government cannot prevent
people, rich or poor, fat or thin, black or white, from getting cancer
screenings. If you want/need a cancer screening you can always pay for it. The
poor already have charitable hospitals and government programs that give them
health insurace (this covers screenings).All this does it allow
those who don't want insurance to get care for free.
Look.....I'm not a fan of Obamacare either; but - that is an argument for
another day, another time.When we can afford to spend money on
"keeping the wolves" out of Utah, or devote millions to LOSING arguments
to the feds on "taking back" federal lands; we have GOT to be able to
allow the severely economically disadvantaged to get basic medical
diagnosis/care.I personally think we can do something better than
Obamacare; but not today. These disadvantaged folks, through no fault of their
own are caught in the crossfire between Repubs. and Demos. bickering.Its' issues like these when the Republican controlled (my affilliation
BTW)legislature doesn't even allow poor people to get basic healthcare that
may, very possibly, put the Demos.back in charge of state government!
Research has clearly established that states where Medicaid is expanded have
seen a reduction in mortality rates. The point is not debatable. This issue has transcended the governmental philosophy debate to become a
morality issue. There's really no way to dodge this fact.Raise
my taxes if we need to pay for it. People not being able to get cancer
screening and treatment is simply immoral.It's mind boggling
that such a wide segment of society who call themselves disciples of Christ can
turn their backs on people in need and oppose this initiative, when private
charity (an essential part of our society, certainly) has been given an ample
opportunity to fill the need, and come up woefully short.
Makes one wonder why we elect the people we do!
Obamacare is not the answer.