Everyone Needs It

Dear U.S. Government,

I'd gladly pay more taxes to see everyone in the country who needs health insurance get health insurance. I think it's ridiculous that you have to even debate this issue. Go take a lesson from Switzerland, Japan, or Taiwan.


Sincerely, Alana

SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
36-40, F
10 Responses Mar 11, 2010

A right? NO! Nobody has a right to insurance. We have a right to medical care but not insurance.

Me too. Healthcare, as far as I see it is a basic human right that all people deserve, no matter what their income. We have turned it into a business and a privilege for the rich. This is so wrong and so many people are suffering as a result.

^ and ^^ I agree with both of you!

I CANNOT understand how people can see families suffering from lack of insurance and just look the other way. I would be willing to pay extra so no one has to suffer from lack of insurance. The Pharmo<br />
Companies and Insurance Companies have done their best to make profits at the expense of hard-working Americans. How can we stand by and allow this to happen? Wake up, people! It may not be you that is hurt by this today, but what goes around, comes around. You might be singing another song in the future. I will be there to help you and so will all the people who want change on this site. You better think real hard about your future and the future of your children before turning you backs on those that are suffering now!!

^ What the hell are you even TALKING about? When did I demand that others take up any work for me? Don't come in here and attack me for having an opinion. No one asked you to comment- if you disagree with what I say maybe you should get the hell out of my story and go join a group that DOES share your opinion.

Thank you 'whenthewallsfall' !!!! The enormity and insanity of this 'healthscare' bill will cause more harm than good by far. Alana, if the thought one can not cure ALL pain in this world with whatever 'pittance' one has keeps one from BEING CHARITABLE --- you are STILL uncharitable. Grow up.... and do YOUR part instead of demanding others take up that work for you. Pathetic excuse.

^ If it meant everyone would be covered, I would. :)

^ I agree with what you say about the American mentality- American people sadly have a tendency to be very sheep-like and just go along with whatever is popular instead of using their brains to decide what is best. I wouldn't place all of the blame on ordinary citizens, but I do believe citizens and government alike are responsible for how things are in this country today. Thanks for the comments, guys!

I agree Alana. When you start to delve into the question of health insurance reform, it becomes so overwhelming and you start to wonder how this is possible.<br />
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There's a documentary I saw recently about the crisis in India and other countries over the lack of polio vaccination by the people there due to the belief they will be hurting their children. The disease runs rampant. It's hard to understand the logic of the people refusing the vaccine.<br />
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I'm beginning to believe the American people are no different in their attitude towards National Health Insurance or ANY other reform to lower medical insurance. There are solutions but we refuse to move forward to seek them. I've been very critical of our politicians but the real problem lies with us, the people, I'm afraid!

I wouldn't think size would have anything to do with it, but I can't say for sure. All I know is that the U.S. ranks 37th in the world for insurance efficiency, and that calls for improvement.