I would like to challenge the Republican presidential candidates to provide for every American the same health care that they and their families receive.In other words top of the line real health care. No waiting for an insurance company to approve every test and/or procedure, no waiting weeks for appointments and no restrictions on Doctors or Specialists. If that is not possible, then what's good enough for the "people" is good enough for the "government" right?
As a RN for 30 years I've seen what's happened with "managed care". Both as a nurse and as a patient. Health care, patient care has declined significantly. Insurance companies still make the money but the care giver's hands are tied having to ask "mother may I" for every test and procedure. The candidates aren't talking about health care, their talking about government reform. Care went out of this debate long ago.
Those uninsured and those here illegally get better and faster care than those with insurance for a multitude of reasons. At times filling hospital beds, delaying ED admits, sometimes for hours. What are the candidates plans in dealing with that issue?
But let's get down to a really tough question. Does every American deserve health care? That opens up the debate of what constitutes being an American in the first place? Which is a debate for another day. What about the person, whole families, even generations of families that have never worked, never payed taxes, but have lived off the system year after year? Are you planning to provide them with health care? Really??? How does that person compare to the person that's been working and paying taxes since the age of 15 1/2. Will their health care be equal? Somehow it all just doesn't make sense. If you don't contribute, why would you expect anything back? This Country started and prospered with a lot of hard work, tears and blood. Why is today any different? Sometimes it seems that if you don't ever pay taxes you shouldn't have the ability to vote. Very controversially I know. But again, if you don't contribute, why should you have a say in how it's spent? Our poor Forefathers have to be looking down on us all with disgust and shame. When did you all become so corrupt? When did we become so lazy? When did any of us think any of it was ok?
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