Are We Entitled to "Free" Healthcare?
The Doctor is in, for FREE!
Some countries provide free healthcare.
Really there are countries that provide free healthcare. The USA does. Really! Does that blow your mind? Really poor people with children get really free healthcare. People hurt on the job get free healthcare and certain Veterans get free healthcare. Okay there is even argument there that it is not free --- but that is as close as you get anywhere in the world.
Some countries provide free healthcare but anyone who can will pay for alternative methods because the treatment is better so...... it is really bad treatment so not really free to middle and upper class.
Think this way, you can come by my house any day at most hours with a medical problem and I will fix you a tea sure to help with the problem and or symptoms. For free. I will even clean and bandage a wound for you for free. I will give you aspirin for free, but maybe charge you for my Ibuprofen, okay, only if you take the whole bottle full. Now that is totally, almost, free medicine. Except I have to pay for the bandages and tea, but you do not. And I donate my time because I am a great guy but really someone has to pay for my time - my wife at work?
With me as your doctor you may want to catch a falling star and put it in your pocket for a rainy day.
On some matters you are entitled to the best that your government can do for you.
You are really not entitled to pothole free roads. Sorry. You are not really entitled to the best National defense in the world. Sorry. You are not really entitled to the finest universities in the world. Sorry. And you are not really entitled to have the government give you a pistol and ammunition. Sorry. You are not really entitled to go into a private business and burn a flag in protest. Sorry. You are not entitled to have the government build you a church. Sorry.
For some reason some factions in our society have taken the concept of "a right" and turned it into a concept that others must pay for our right. I suppose that is true in a war, but that is another matter. But to elevate "a right" to a right to have our neighbor pay for our right is actually contrary to our concepts of freedom. I have a right to go where I please. That is not a right to go into your bedroom at 11pm. Just so my right to healthcare does not allow me to go into your pocketbook to get the money to pay for it.
Whoa there, this does not mean that we cannot do such things it just means that it is not a right or entitlement in the modern sense.
Are you entitled to have the government pay for your health care. Yes! But basically only if you are dirt poor and want the poorest treatment you can find. (except for mine - but some might argue that point ;-) Shoot I think we all agree you are entitled to eat. Probably you are entitled to somewhat of a clean drinking supply and sewage. And we will provide it publicly but if you want your own toilet with water, pay up. If you want your choice of food, pay up.
Study up and become your own expert
Somehow we are entitled to go into your restaurant and not be bothered by smoke.
Are you entitled to fire protection?
My neighbor has a right to all my tools.
I gave him that right. They are my tools. Well he has better tools and so now he gave me a right to use his tools. Alright I can only use his tools under his direct supervision.
Hey I have a right to worship in any church I want to. Except for the ones the kicked me out of and won't let me back into. I suppose it is their private property but still the government should force them to let me sit in their pews for free at their expense for utilities and some of that grub afterwords. Of course that is ridiculous. Is me paying for your healthcare also ridiculous? I think so but then again I think that if I get the benefit of this nation that I should give some back and so I am pleased to pay for some of your healthcare if you cannot.
If you were to really force to much on me I would get angry. I have 3 adult healthy 20 something children. If these new programs go fully into effect they will help to pay for my "old man" insurance payments and healthcare. I feel bad about that and so I have private fully funded by me insurance for my wife and younger child and me. I can afford great care at my own expense so that works out.
So let us not kid ourselves, healthcare cannot be free. But let us agree to help our brothers and sisters out to get some healthcare. And let us if we need it as old people or too poor go and get it with all of our blessings.
I see a brighter day, how about you?
Better we should all exercise just let us on the grass, we are entitled.
Just a note on "healthcare"
Please exercise 5 days a week for half an hour. Just get out and walk fast for half an hour. Do some stretching (you can call it Yoga if you like), ride a bike and get fresh air.
Go ahead and buy carrots and celery and apples and have them everywhere so instead of something else you munch on those.
Hug somebody everyday. Recently my 4 year old has decided I get ten big hugs a night. He may just be prolonging my life.
Drink clear cool water and juice that is really juice.
When stress jumps up at you. Breath deep and do not let it go further. Stop it cold in it's tracks with that brisk walk up above.
Find some spiritualism and just let go for a bit everyday.
Healthcare is cheap and makes you feel better.
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