Saturday, August 20, 2005

Latte Talk

At this entry at the Latte blog, a subject that is very dear to me is addressed: national health care. As in: we need it. the republicans don't want us to have it. Why? Because it serves their party to prevent us from having that opportunity. If the Democrats gave us national health care, then people might appreciate it. That would present an obstacle to the republican method of nurturing hatred of all things that are not republican in origin. They would rather see you suffer than see themselves lose power.

8 comments:

windspike said...

But Shea, W said "I'm a Uniter, not a Divider."

SheaNC said...

He certainly has united a lot of us against him!

Nedhead said...

I don't know if national healthcare would work. Systems like that tend to crush governments budgets (not unlike unjustified wars). And care tends to be not so great. (This based upon the few conversations I have had with friends in Britain and Italy). I have no idea a solution, though.

via said...

He's an untier.

I've lived in Sweden and Canada, and had good health care in both.

Was Hillary burned so badly during Bill's administration that she won't pick up the universal health care banner again?

Jack Mercer said...

Shea,

How could this become a reality on the scale of our nation? The nations who have had (and I say, HAVE had) are about 10% the size of our nation.

Who would pay for it?

Ned, I lived in Canada and crossed the border for my healthcare, even though I was a landed immigrant in Canada and could receive "free healthcare". Ask a Canadian about their healthcare system.

SheaNC said...

Actually, I have talked to (and read comments by) folks who do like Canadian and British socialized medicine. I do know one thing from first-hand experience (unfortunately): socialized medicine is better than none at all, which is what many of us are left with anymore.

Becca said...

What's wrong with having to take personal financial responsibility for things like health care? I don't have tons of cash sitting around, and right now have no health insurance, but I'm willing to take responsibility, always, for my own health care; I certainly don't want it from the gov't.

SheaNC said...

Becca, I hope you return to read this response. As I have said, this is a very important subject to me. I hope it never happens, but if you are faced with a catastrophic situation and need immediate help, and receive none because you have no insurance and no money, don't be surprised. No help. No healthcare. Too bad.