Originally Posted by BigRedChief
I didn't mean to come off as you don't have health insurance. I was speaking to the attitude of the young unmarried citizens who are leeching their health care off us that are paying into the system.
The problem is that most... like a VAST majority.. are not leeching anything. You could claim they are leeching the insurance "safety net" because free medical care is there for them if they need it but that is a bit of a stretch. And besides it isn't free, they WILL be charged even if it eventually ends up a write off.
The true basic problem for me is this entitlement attitude toward health care. It simply isn't a RIGHT. Period. If we want to make it a RIGHT then we need to go to single payer, otherwise we need to back the **** off and let the market run its course. That means getting govt out of the game as much as possible. No tax write offs no special laws protecting big insurance no FDA pandering to big pharma here and shutting out cheaper foreign drugs. etc etc etc. I look at health care and see so many problems that it is sickening. Almost EVERY aspect of it is ****ed up beyond belief. Obamacare only serves to prop most of that bullshit up. I was fine with the status quo because the status quo was cracking apart and showing signs of imminent failure. We need to learn sometimes its best to let things fail so we can fix them correctly. Instead we have become a nation of short sighted children who would rather treat symptoms instead of root problems.