samhill wrote:Plumb-r, that's an easy one I'm all for the HC Bill except I don't think it goes anywhere near far enough, they caved into the lobbyist as they always do. Just about my whole adult life every election both sides say they are going to do something about HC or lack there of in this country but that was always as far as it went. Sure if you have a good job that provides HC Ins. then you could care less but you have to take into account that those are going the same way as most other good things. If you live without Ins. & you don't have any problems that's great too but it's once you get sick where it gets sticky, as usual those that don't contribute anything & have nothing get the free ride but then again it's only free to them. For the rest we either have to pay our own way or what we own can be attached or taken away which only throws you into the group that has not.
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it's FREE!
How you managed to survive all these years is a puzzle to me.
Any time government gets involved with something, the price goes up and the supply goes down. It's just a fact.
I ran across an old medical bill from the late 50's/early 60's before the "Great Society" kicked in.
A three day hospital stay was $37 and "Drugs administered" was $1.95. Before any insurance kicked in! And it wasn't for a case of the sniffles. That was for a person who had a stroke!