Originally Posted by atomdanger
and that is idiotic.
Ask any cancer victim who is in debt how they feel about their bill,
or losing their home, or going into debt....
Also, when you're in the military you can go to any emergency room in the country and be treated for free.
So... why didn't he go to a different hosp?
Not to mention, your comparison of military healthcare doesn't work.
Other countries (almost EVERY other one) have healthcare and better numbers than us. So.....
By the statistics, they are doing better than us, and saving money.
I don't buy that. I've heard that the mortality rates and the quality of healthcare in countries like England and Canada are much, much worse than what we have here in the United States.
And do you honestly believe that a person who makes $20,000 a year is going to get free cancer treatment at the expense of our government? That's ridiculous, that person will get shuffled into the system in the hopes that they die before the government has to spend a single penny to make them healthy.
It's not going to work; but I guess some people are just going to have to find that out the hard way and pay with their lives or the lives of their loved ones.