Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Health care as a basic human right, not in this country.

Not even 12 hours after the elections and the Republicans are calling to repeal the Health care Reform bill, this bill was not all that great to start with but it was a start. Proven research shows that there is a huge health to wealth discrepancy in this country, in other words the more money you have the longer you live.

They said on the news that the last big change of seats like this happened right after President Roosevelt got Social Security passed. Imagine if they tried to get rid of Social Security now, riots of seniors in the streets.
I don't think people will let pre-existing conditions or limits on care be taken away, but what about all those students and unemployed with no healthcare?  

I said two years ago that I was becoming an NP not only for personal reasons, but for my family and friends, because health care will continue to be screwed up in this country as long as profit comes before people. 

2 comments:

Cartoon Characters said...

Pretty sad that people are so wanting a magic wand to fix things immediately that they can't see that they just messed up bad....

Those that think that government funded health care for everyone isn't sustainable don't know the facts.

http://medicare.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/sustainability-factsheet-english-june-161.pdf

NP Odyssey said...

Having spent 17 yrs in Canada it is not perfect but people have primary care. Maybe some kind of blended system between the two.