Question 1: if someone requires medical attention but cannot afford to pay, how should this be handled?
A) let 'em die.
B) give them medical attention anyway
I hope we can all agree that "A" is a horrible solution. So, we give them medical attention anyway. Well, SOMEONE has to pay for that. Use of the medical equipment and supplies and the time of the medical staff are not unlimited, and they are not free. Thus...
Question 2: How do we pay for the medical care of those that cannot pay for themselves?
In order for someone's complaints about Obamacare to be taken seriously, they have to have a good answer for Q2 or have answered "A" for Q1. Otherwise their complaints can be safely ignored as they do not help us towards a solution. And most of the complaints I've heard fall squarely into that "useless" territory.
Luckily the government didn't just let me die and after fighting I got government insurance to pay my cancer treatments.
Without them I could not afford the simple medication needed to literally make my body absorb calcium so I don't go into hypocalcemic shock and die.
Sadly the same government wouldn't give my brother in law help because a stray bullet from some gang fight that broke out in a bar he was celebrating a promotion at his job (contractor) at the same moment hitting his hand and totally making it useless and unable to do the job that he just got a promotion in. Broken sentence I know, he got shot in the hand because of wrong place, wrong time from someone he didn't know who missed someone else he didn't know in a public venue.
Because of Obama Care, I can get a full time job and the insurance company CANNOT tell me that cancer disqualifies me from having health insurance.
I AM NOT LONGER GOING TO BE PUNISHED FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER THAT WASN'T FOUND UNTIL I WAS 21. I'm 29 this year and I can finally get a full time job (when places start hiring again or when I get my Bachelors and go work in a lab or teach, to help our environment keep us as a species alive) and I cannot be told "oh pre-existing condition, lol no go away"
My brother in law can finally have the surgeries on his hand so he can move his fingers enough to hold a cup and hopefully be able to start typing on a computer so he can switch from hard labor to working with computers once his fingers can start bending enough to do so. He can help produce music like he was obviously born to do. Because of Obama care he finally can get help and his broken and useless hand can get the surgeries he needs.
We can both work towards being worth the money that was spent on us when tragedy struck and ruined us and made us useless...
i could care less how many people complain it's too close to socialism and horrible and the worst thing in the world or whatever else someone has told me the same day this new system has paid the money to keep me alive.
I can live, my brother in law can live.
MILLIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE CAN NOW LIVE.
I want healthcare that works for the people... we pay taxes when we're healthy but when we get sick we get help and survive and heal and even if we're in a wheelchair and broken as long as we're working and we pay the taxes we get health insurance without being told "no you cost too much to let live"
We pay taxes when we're healthy and then those taxes pay for us to be ok when we aren't...
I promise, it's better to wait in line to see a doctor or get medications because of a "socialist ideal" than to sit at home and cry because my chest hurts from the illness attacking my body that will kill me rather quickly because I can't pay the $200 a month to get the medication that keeps me alive.
Argue it all you want... those of us this type of health care keeps alive hope daily it's not taken away.
P.s. we are far from a depression and far from a recession now... the country is still struggling but all the countries are... it doesn't mean you can just let someone who is sick die.