Something I feel very strongly about is healthcare. I really feel that everyone should have equal chance at the same healthcare, regardless of social or financial situation. I loudly voiced my opinion on Twitter and now apparently I am labelled as a socialst! Well I'm sorry! If not wanting people to have to lose their homes or worse yet DIE just because they can't afford to pay a doctor makes me socialist? Well then paint me red because I just really feel it's what's right!
Kanye West's song "roses" says:
"Tell her everything gone be fine?
But i'd be lying, the family crying
They want her to live, and she trying
I'm argueing like what kind of doctor can we fly in
You know the best medicine go to people thats paid,
If Magic Johnson got a cure for A.I.D.S.
And all the broke muthafuckers past away
You tellin me if my grandma was in the N.B.A.
Right now she'd be ok?
But since she was just a secretary
Working for the church
For thirty five years
Things sposed to stop right here?"
It's so true!!! Why does a millionaire deserve better healthcare than the average person? Why do people have to chose between health and a home? Life, death or bankruptcy? Knowing that money is the #1 stresser, and knowing that stress makes people sick? Why would you EVER equate financial status with healthcare?
Yes people can buy health insurance. How about when their treatments are not covered because the company just "doesn't feel comfortable" with the procedure?
I myself have had to have MRI's, X-rays, CT scans and other various diagnostics done on me. If I lived in the States? No way I could have even afforded to have that done to find out what was wrong with me. Even if I could somehow have scraped together enough to cover those tests? The treatments? NO WAY could I have paid for that.
People say that the government has no place in the healthcare system? Well i say we are supposed to trust our government to take care of us. Isn't that what they are there for? To..oh...I don't know...GOVERN things? I don't feel that they are incompetent when it comes to healthcare matters. On the contrary, I can sleep at night knowing that if something happend to my family (God forbid) tomorrow, I wouldn't have to choose between whether they could see a doctor or I could pay my mortgage. I know that if I get sick? I will be able to see the same Doctor as the richest person in Canada because when it comes to our health and the level of care? No one CARES how much you make. All the want to do is get you healthy.
How is that a bad thing? I just don't understand!!! And you say I am the one who's brainwashed? Come on now.