I know this is a very democratic site, but I also know that we have extremely intelligent people with different views. This is mostly for Americans, the question is:
Are you for or against Universalized Health Care in America and why or why not?
For the Americans: Just give your thoughts on the subject. Why you think it is a good idea or why you believe it to be a bad idea.
For not Americans: Do you have Universalized Health Care (Socialized Health Care) in your country? If so, do you like it/think it is working? If not (which I do not think there are any who don't) Do you like your system?
My take on it:
Correct me if I am wrong, but America is the only democratic country without Universalized Health Care? That is weird to me. I am all for Universalized Health Care in America. First of, yes, I am an American citizen, born and raised. Secondly, no, I do not want to dismantle America by turning it into a socialist country.
I do believe, though, that if I am going to die, a hospital should not be allowed to refuse me because of my healthcare (or lack there of.) I think it is disgusting and inhumane.
I also think it is awful how, if I have to spend ONE night in a hospital without insurance, I would have to pay like $10,000.
Most people against Universalized Health Care always state that it is a socialist idea and if America does that...then we will become the next Soviet Union? That always makes me laugh...sorry. But I wonder how these people can say that when so many things in America are socialized:
We have public schools- who teach kids....for free
Libraries- who you get books...for free
Firemen- save will save your life...for free
Police- who will also fight crime for you...wait for it....for free!
This is crazy...all of these socialized views and we still haven't turned into the second soviet union?!? Obama has to put a stop to those too before Stalin takes over!
But really, if we have all of those things, and ...I love my free books and free schooling for however many years, why not healthcare, a BASIC human need?
The thing is, let me give you an example:
An average family with a husband and a wife and two kids don't have healthcare. The son gets extremely sick one night and has a fever of over 105. Taken to the hospital. Needs to stay there one night for the initial fever and another 2 for follow ups and tests. This could cost the family 10s of thousands of dollars. How are they supposed to pay that? It's just crazy.
I just think it is a disgrace and really sad that a family can lose everything because one of the member gets sick...it's the human condition!
Anyway, what do you think?