| | Re: Any thoughts on the health care crisis?
The question I always ask myself:
"Should healthcare be a 'perk' or a 'right'?"
I lean toward it being a "right." Having a job doesn't make your life and health more important than any other human being's.
And even now - those of us who are paying for insurance - or even consuming "healthcare" - we are already helping to cover the cost of the uninsured people.
If "little Johnny" breaks his arm and goes to the ER - he gets treated even is his parents don't have insurance. Some of this is already built into our healthcare premiums and the cost of an average ER visit.
And maybe - just maybe - if more people can afford to go to the doctor for regular check-ups and can afford to take "maintenance" medications, then fewer people will be having expensive trips to the ER that could have otherwise been prevented.