How can people be so blind- and so cruel?
I guess it’s easy to be hard….
Ron Paul told TPM on Wednesday that even if there’s a “case or two” that makes Americans uncomfortable, the government should stay out of the health care business. Even if one of the cases in question is his former campaign manager, Kent Snyder, who died with $400,000 in unpaid medical bills after being unable to secure health insurance due to a pre-existing condition.
via Ron Paul Says Aide Who Died With $400k Medical Bill Didn’t Need Government Help | Election 2012.
2 responses to “Ron Paul Says Aide Who Died With $400k Medical Bill Didn’t Need Government Help”
There is a lot of context here. His response is too simple, BUT in terms of latest treatments available at the time, health care was probably more egalitarian before it was structured through insurance companies (the country doctor). I think the country was the biggest costs related to health care is the UK, and that is why their external debts are 400% of GDP as of 2010. I am for nationalized health care, but there are so many factors at work here that a soundbite cannot cover.
I agree, it is not simple, but there really is no excuse for the US not to have national health care.
Just look at who already has it:
Afghanistan*, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iraq*, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the United Kingdom
*Universal health coverage provided by United States war funding