You clearly have never dealt with the health care system as it currently is in its fully glory.
I had full coverage and I am looking at a $40k bill they deemed "medically unnecessary". This is the airlift to the hospital to save my life.
**** the current system, it is categorically corrupt.
The reason your medical bills are so high is because that is the true value of the dollar thanks to inflation.
Look up QE1, QE2, are we in QE3 yet? Probably. You can't just print out more and more money and expect people to become richer.
The fed can tell you alot of things about how the rate of inflation isn't going up (which doesn't include energy and food - two things which are both skyrocketting in price) but when you will approach $20,000,000,000,000 in debt by the end of the President's term, you will end up paying alot more for things like healthcare and college tuition.
Its all a game. Lets make college so unaffordable (while telling everyone they need to go to college
) and make healthcare extremely unaffordable (while forcing you to buy it
) and then the people will be screaming at the top of their lungs for the government to "do something".
Thats when you get full state-run education and socialized medicine. (I believe a big country in Northern Asia had that going on for about 80 years)
Don't believe it can happen? Look at England.
Think its a wonderful thing that you can get healthcare for free? Check out the wait times for even basic surgeries, I have. And its not pretty.
That's not the scary thing though.
The scary thing is that little quote underneath the second graphic "as they have left patients in pain or denied treatment alltogether
That's right sports fans. Now Uncle Sam's minions (The same people who run the DMV that we all know you love to go to) can decide that because you're too fat you can't get that knee surgery.
Oh, you crashed on a motorcycle? Yeah, that trauma center is going to the next guy.
Believe me, Obama doesn't give a **** about you or insurance premiums or anything. His goal is to **** **** up so bad that the government has to step in and take it over.
Its Rules For Radicals - only for real.
There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoyevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families – more than seventy million people – whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don't encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let's not let it happen by default.