Health Care Questions I feel a bit awkward about this, but I feel weird about using my personal examples as to why the US health care needs to be reformed.
Fundamentally, I feel that my story is a good one. But I've encountered two separate people who have said that, "Oh, of course you'd think that, you've been sick." Granted, those two separate people are the only two Republican friends that I have left, but still, it hits me right where it hurts.
Because why should my life be an argument against health care reform? I might in fact be the best illustration my circle of friends has towards health care reform. I am a 30 year old guy who has not lived a particularly unheatlhy life. I was hit by a shitty illness, that, by all likelihood i shouldn't have inherited. I dealt with it as best I could. I had a job with a world class organization with good health care. And yet I'm still being hit with $25,000 in medical bills, which it's still unclear whether my insurance will cover. I might in fact be bankrupted by my illness.
As a Conservative, do you really want to claim that people like me should die because of our illnesses? If people like me without my heatlh insurance got this, do they deserve to die? If they have jobs, do they deserve to have massive debts like I might end up with?
How does America benefit from that?
That's not even connected to how American health care is so tied to employers that people can't strike out on their own and create new busineses, fostering the spirit of entrepeneurship that we keep claiming is the lynchpin of our society. That's secondary to my point.
Ultimately, my point is, what does it benefi America to kill me off, or to bankrupt me? How do you justify that with your invisbile hand, which is giving me the invisible finger for no apparent reason that I can see.