|I still dont understand why your government finds it so hard to help the less fortunate citizens out. Any thoughts?|
Thats simple to answer, our Country is controlled by two Political Parties whos #1 objective is to gain majority control of the Government -so Bottom line despite what they say in their Campaign speeches -they only care about themselves. If they Did care one iota about the poor and Homeless -they would be taking pay cuts from their 6-figure salaries, and doing away with their Chauffeur driving Limos, and Million Dollar Mansions, but instead its the american people that take the pay cuts, and worse lose their jobs, while they're all living high on the hog
|but I still dont understand why your government finds it so hard to help the less fortunate citizens out. Any thoughts?|
Our current government is making every effort to increase "dependency" wherever possible. Ever since the War on Poverty began under President Johnson, the number of people on one form of government assistance or another has increased, often dramatically. There are built-in disincentives keeping people out of meaningful employment. On top of all this, Obamacare will add 30 million new people to government-supported health care.
Who's going to pay for all this in the coming years? I am sure it's not all the college grads who now live with mom and dad because they cannot find decent employment while straddled with incredible college debt. I am also sure it's not the 10,000 baby-boomers who retire everyday and expect to receive full social security and Medicare benefits. And I know it's not going to be the thousands of businesses that reduce their workers to part-time to avoid paying benefits.
Many promises of government largesse amount to intergenerational theft perpetrated by the worst generation on its young. Margaret Thatcher nailed it when she said that socialism works as long as other people's money holds out. Well, what are we going to do when the well runs dry? I know: quantitative easing, maybe one more time. But, as they say in Jersey, "Fuggetaboutit!"
There are many positive steps that can be taken to ensure that all truly needy people get appropriate governmental assistance in coping with health and living expenses without creating new and indefinite taxpayer-subsidized lifestyles. It all goes back to re-establishing a culture of shared values, including good work ethics, individual responsibility, brotherly love and shared sacrifice. Great civilizations have come and gone because they failed to act in their own best interest, even though they knew better. Ask any Trojan!
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The homeless in our country are homeless because they chose to be, I could go into a long explanation about that but won't.
Anyone who needs health care can recieve it, You can go to any ER in USA and be treated. An there are free to income based clinics everywhere, any hospitall that accept Medicare or Medicaid must admit and treat a patient as needed.
The hospital that I am employeed at gives thousands dollars worth of free care and this is a standard every where in this country.
If you qualify for Medicaid which millions and millions do, ALL of your health care is free, you scripts are never more than $1.00. You are provided with a debit card for food , you utilities are payed for if you want to work part time you recieve free child car and a car, you get a free cell phone monthly with minutes added each month need new furniture or carpet see you case worked and get it. Also often in the ER you will a patient for a minor could or some resp. problem and for example a vaporizor , they will ask arent you going to give us one we don't have any money, Sounds sincere, but you had to go outside to find these individuals because they were out smoking! Last I heard smoking was expensive.
I could go on and on with examples!
PB I agree totally!
The reason many Americans are afraid of a single person medical system is propaganda. They are inundated by false information by the entities who stand to lose the most, insurance companies. They spend millions a year convincing people they are going to lose medical care altogether if they give everyone a real health system. That nurse who posted that everyone has health care is wrong. Health care is not ER. ER does not have the ability and it's not prepared to do any preventative care. It's horrendously expensive and the staff is not capable or has the tools to do anything but emergency care. It's like taking your car to a bmw mechanic to change the oil on an old Buick. They aren't interested.
Some of the other posts are just repeating what the right wing pundits repeat over and over. They haven't done any research for themselves they choose to believe unqualified talk show hosts because its easy and fulfills their need to blame others for the condition of their healthcare system.
It's based in profit, not care or preventative medicine. Doctors run as many people through the door as possible to maximize profit. A system based in profit will not look after those less fortunate. Nor do they treat poor people with respect and dignity. They treat them with revulsion and as beggars.
I prefer a system where health care is a right.
I feel our health care system is made of nothing but greed and we have lost our caring side.
I have a bad feeling about Obama care because we are not getting any straight answers as to what we are getting nothing but confusion. Something our government loves to keep us in.
Great confusion and FEAR-----
In this country there has always been the rich and poor. Along with the middle class that is dissolving more, and more into the poor class. We have lost thousands of good paying jobs along with health care.
Seems like everyone is unhappy about our health care problem but--no one seems to know how or WHAT to do to fix it
I am sure Canada is a better system--
From what I saw the Obama system that is a major problem is leaving it in the hands of insurance companies. If nothing else Obamacare is a start. All medical systems are constantly changing, hopefully there will be some positive changes soon.
I believe the Canadian system makes a huge mistake by not sending an informative billing statement to people going to the hospital or to see a doctor. People might be a little more aware and not overuse it.
Now I don't for a minute mean to say this is anywhere near the norm, and if not for the heart attack and a couple of brothers raising hell I would hate to even guess how long a person had to wait for a scan. I know, not much help, but its the best I got, Ed