Exactly why wouldn't Americans want equal health care coverage for all of its citizens?
With the Health Care Reform Act going before the Supreme Court and every other country in the industrial world providing health care to its populace, why aren't more Americans in favor of everyone being medically treated equally?
Because some people value the number in their bank account over the lives of their neighbors and fellow man.
Because, I suspect, there's an inbuilt resistance among many to their taxes being used to fund other people's health care. To me, paying your taxes and expecting that a proportion is used to support people poorer than yourself is a public duty. I suspect there's also a belief, naive in the extreme, that churches will pick up the health care bill for the poor, the destitute and the desperate. Or bury the bodies when they die too young. We in the UK have what some might describe as "socialistic garbage" (even though the UK hasn't been properly "socialist" for decades), ie taxpayer-funded medicine. It isn't perfect - it's run by humans - but it's there and Brits will defend it. As someone who's been unemployed for 15 months and would struggle to afford health insurance, I'm extremely glad of it. The taxes I paid when I was working are paying for me, and those even worse off than me, to see a doctor when I need one.
I think the majority of American’s are OK with everyone having comparable healthcare coverage, where the debate comes into play is how to go about doing it.
This is my opinion and my hope. If a large number of people could care less whether others have coverage or not that would be very disappointing.
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