Saw Sicko last night. Michael Moore’s latest documentary on the health care industry. As redundant as Michael Moore is, and completely slanted, he does bring up an important issue.
Canada, England and France have national health care. They are healthier, spend less money on health care as country because they are interested in preventative medicine. Everyone is covered, medicine is free, health care is free. This allows people to spend their money on something else. Yes, I am sure there are flaws in the system but there are flaws in every system and our current system sucks. We spend tons of money keeping the Insurance Companies wealthy. Insurance companies make money by declining people in need. As a rule, they are more interested in paying for your once you are sick vs. continual preventative medicine. Makes no sense to me.
Last year, the kids had flu shots. The normal flu shot wasn’t in stock so they gave them the flu shot that is inhaled thru the nose. No big deal. Our Insurance company wouldn’t cover it. That is crazy. So, it cost us $50 per kid. Now, we have the cash to pay for that but not everyone does. I called the Insurance company. The woman on the other end of the phone agreed with me it was ridiculous but in order to try and make them pay it would be a long tedious process.
Watching the 9/11 heroes be declined again and again for health care made me sick. It is no different than how we have ignored New Orleans. You have to wonder what is wrong with our system, our Government and the lobbyists that are basically being paid to insure that Insurance companies continue to take advantage of the system We seriously need to break down our entire system (health care being only one of the issues) and start again. Not only are Republicans being paid to not care about anyone but people who have the means, the Democrats take too.
Hilary Clinton was completely on the right track 15 years ago when she wanted to create a Universal Health care system. For many reasons it never had a shot but the system needs to be changed. The system needs to be simple not like the prescription medicine system for seniors that we have now. Every American should be able to go to a hospital, go to a doctor, go to a pharmacy and get free care. Each American should be taxed for this system based on their income. If you don’t make an income, you don’t get taxed but we should all help each other. In the end, it will better for all Americans not just the ones that can afford it. And for all you conservatives out there, if you actually think it will cost you more money, you are wrong. Your Insurance premiums are higher than need be and what is not covered for hospital care is higher than need be to cover all the people who show up at a hospital uninsured. This would all be washed away and costs would go down.