I wonder how many people do not go the the ER because the left has been telling them for years that if they have no health insurance they cannot and will not recieve health care?
Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Thu Apr-01-10 08:19 PM
This crap has got to stop!
A friends brother died last week at the age of 44. He died of pneumonia. I have had that disease and it will lay a person out, but with proper medical care, it usually isn't fatal. But that's the thing, this man had no medical care because HE COULDN'T AFFORD INSURANCE! He had the opportunity to get some, but it was half of his weekly pay check. And this guy decided to pay rent and support his children. Of course now he can't support anyone. So fuck anyone who says we don't need at least a medicare buy in for all people. A guy who has been fairly healthy all his life should not die and leave two children and an ex wife behind simply because he couldn't afford insurance.sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Thu Apr-01-10 08:26 PM
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6. My husband had pneumonia last week too
And got to go to the doctor because we have subsidized insurance. And your friend would have likely had a subsidy too, if we had passed something like this ten years ago.
Waiting for a medicare buy-in, which would have been half your friend's paycheck anyway, only guarantees more people will die waiting.