No, it isn't. It's a distinctly American tradition. Read your history. Hell, yelling is MINOR. You used to get shot in the U.S. for political disagreements. Several of our founding fathers fought duels.
and owned slaves - is that american too?
So, no, Granny isn't likely paying for that expensive surgery. WE ALL ARE. And yeah, I feel like I should have a say in the matter. Particularly when the system is on the verge of bankruptcy, and it may deprive my child, who has a good 90 years ahead of him, of a necessary procedure.
We can't do everything for everyone. That's why we're in the mess we are right now.
Fact; Governments will limit care more so than private insurance companies.
Fact; Medicare will be rolled into the Government plan and the costs for adding the presumed 45 million uninsured to Government rolls will cost far in excess of the fabricated numbers being used by the Obama administration.
Fact; Democrats want to ADD illegal immigrants to the coverage.
Fact; This administration is lying to the American people when it claims that they do not want to take away private health insurance; the Government option will undermine and undercut private insurance companies and the requirements will force them out of business because they cannot compete with the Governments ability to print money and tax and spend.
Fact; Government programs lead to shortages of drugs and specialists and lead to long waiting times; some of which end up in the death of the patient waiting for critical operations.
What is amazing to me is to see so many willing lemmings that under the previous administration trusted NO one in Government now slavishly wallowing in their talking points.
Becoming a WARD of the state should strike fear into anyone with a modicum of intelligence.
First, "Granny" is most likely in the Medicare system, at least parts A & B, and she probably has supplemental, which would mean she isn't in the same pool that your family is in. Secondly, if "Granny" was in the same pool, for the most part, because of her advanced age she is probably paying a higher premium than your entire family and possibly a higher deductible. Third, you all have access to the risk pool, which means that the operation for "Granny" does not deprive your family of any necessary procedures, a doctor padding a bill with an unnecessary test, or who is not concerned enough to justify a test that looked like he was padding a bill would though. So no, it isn't your call exactly, sorry if I sound harsh.So, no, Granny isn't likely paying for that expensive surgery. WE ALL ARE. And yeah, I feel like I should have a say in the matter. Particularly when the system is on the verge of bankruptcy, and it may deprive my child, who has a good 90 years ahead of him, of a necessary procedure.
Oh it goes beyond that, the government has been screwing the health industry for over a century incrimentally in this country, we have a combination of more grandiose overregulation and the accumulative effect of the more minor ones creating this horrid mess we're in today.We can't do everything for everyone. That's why we're in the mess we are right now.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.