correct ivy that is what it says, but it does not say anywhere that healthcare is a right..none of those rights are denied by not having healthcare provided by the government. and repeating things said before, on other topics, in the US ... now follow this... NO one can be denied life saving or emergency care for lack of money, insurance or ability to pay. simple to the point been law for at least 30+ years. so does the fake death because of lack of care argument still persist? it baffle me. if your in an accident and get severly hurt, you are fixed to a stable condition for nothing , if your 19 and break into a ski area and break your neck at night , with no insurance, your good to go!, if you have a heart attack on the street and have no identification, yopu are taken to the nearest hospital and given life saving care. no problem. if your an illegal and have a cough , you go to the ER get your free interpreter and get cough medicine, no problem, and they wont even report you to the INS. whats the problem? i dont see one..
no however, if you have a cronic illness and need ongoing care, well get insurance either privately or through the states catostrophic coverage plans. they all have them. does it cost money you bet it does! nothing is free. i have 3 insurances, thank goodness i thought ahead and got everything i could before i got real sick. do i pay, you bet i do, the medicare premiums are taken out before i even see it. my HMO plan i pay over 800 a month to keep that coverage in force. i dont even use it anymore but my choice is to forgo the new car, or the bigger house cause i know what life would be like without it. cant everyone make that choice of personal responsability?
if you work at a job that does not offer insurance, change jobs! if you plan does not cover a certain drug, change plans! if you cant afford a plan at all? not my fault, or anyone elses. you made life choices and now want me and us to pay so you dont have too?
so my question to some of these uninsured is, did you finish school? did you get a good job with beneifts, if not why not? if they were not in your area you could have moved. you all had the same choices i had. if you chose differantly im sorry. thats on you. homeless, go to a shelter, they are everywhere. need help ask someone, live with a relative, a friend, , if your young and homeless, join the military, if your old and homeless talk to the eldercare people in your state.. live with you kids, generation did it before why cant we do it now? other cultures do it now, gramma and grampa , mom and dad all live with a child family.. we need to get over this ME ME ME crap and learn from the past.. it make s me sick to see 2 people living in a 300 sqft house and then saying it s not big enough. we did 7 people in our house growing up with about
1400 sqft and we survived just fine thank you bery much. if the kids have to go to work at 16 while still in school so what we did. after i joined the service i sent home most of my checks to help my mom and dad out. my dad had to retire at 51 because of health problems, but when they could no make it on his reduced pension he went back to work for 15 more years and it ended up being a contributing factor in his death. im not bitter about
it is what he chose to do. when my mom is broke and can nolonger live on her own she will come live with us. will it be hard "you betcha" but its what needs to be done.
do i have compassion for those that dont have as much as i, sure i do but i would have tons more if they werent so darn whiney about
it. i cant even find anyone to come rake my leaves for petes sake! i pay the minimum wage here of 8 bucks an hour, will anyone show, NO! imcertainly not going to pay unskilled labor more than my wife makes at her job so when they call and say no but ill do it for 15 or 20 an hour get real! id even feed the peson pizza after finishing on top of the wage if they are hungry, but nope.
wow what a rant huh? i get all worked up about
this time every 4 years, i wonder why?
sorry ivy i got off my original answer, so to clarify, no one is refused emergency care in th US, if they are they have dozens of lawyer waiting to take there case and become millionaires.