Originally Posted by bella123456
I know this is an old thread, I just have one last question...
I don't understand why a government of a developed country fails to provide health care to it's people.
It feels like one of the most basic of human rights.
Was it there once and was taken away ?
Or, was it not established in the first place ?
And, do people fight for it, or have they given up fighting ?
What's the story ?
Appreciate it folks....looking to understand this place...
Fear of communism.
People in this country who don't want state or federal health care think it will take away their freedom to choose their own health care provider.
Of course, they are willing to pay taxes for state funded public schooling, fire fighters, police, road and bridge work, prisons, etc etc.
It's hypocritical and just plain stupid, IMO. Luckily I live in Massachusetts where we do have state funded health care (we are nicknamed Taxachusetts), and thank god we do, because i have a young adult mentally ill daughter who'd probably be dead by now if she didnt have state health insurance.
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