If health care would stop wasting money, we could afford to provide health care for everyone.
And I do not mean for retirement (saving for retirement helps, but most of us are not there yet). From news about food prices going up 18.5% from January – September 2011, the Bank of America laying off 30,000 employees, to the new reports on credit card debt owed buy the average American,,,, I do not think we are going to pull out of this recession anytime soon.
The US government has spent so much money, that we will never be able to pay it off. Our great-grand children have been saddled with such a great tax burden, that there is no hope for the future generations.
This Bank of America is a troubling sign. Banks do not like to lose money. In fact there are all kinds of laws to protect banks from losing money. It was just a few months ago that the Federal government cut the banks a blank check, most of which went to performance bonuses.
If you judge the health of a nation but how stable its banks are, and one of the largest banks is laying people off, what does that say? It says the USA is in some deep crap. […]
Why do I have a copay when I pay for health coverage, but the welfare leeches get their healthcare for free?
My wife needs a surgery, so far we are out close to $2,000 just for copays and deductible. What the hell is going on with this nation? Medicare / Medicaid is taken out of my paycheck, but I can not use it? Not only do I have to pay into the medicare/medicaid system, but I also have to pay for my families health care, plus deductibles.
The welfare parasites can sit on their ass at home, never have to look for a job, get free medical coverage, free dental, free vision,,,, all at the tax payers expense.
It pisses me off that I have to pay my insurance + a copay, while people on the medicare system do not have to pay anything, or have to pay very little.
I am not not saying that “everyone” on medicare does not deserve it.
I “am” saying there is a lot of abuse of the system.
Welfare is supposed to be a support system, and not a way of life. The problem is, too many people have made welfare a way of life.
My wife and I know a young lady that is around 18 or 19 years old. A few months ago she squeezed out the families third generation of welfare recipients. Someone explain to my how that is “supposed” to work out? How does society tolerate generations of people to live on welfare?
Middle aged man, friend of my family, in his late 40s, let go from his job a few weeks ago, no health insurance, has been suffering from mood swings and headaches for several months. The man has also been forgetting stuff lately.
Family thought it might just be a mid-life crisis that a lot of people experience.
Last night the man started running a high fever. Wife took him to local small town emergency room where an x-ray of his head was done.
x-ray showed a baseball sized tumor in the brain.
Small town hospital shipped him to larger town for cat-scan and mri. Scans showed the cancer has spread into the sinus area.
As of this morning, he is in Houston. […]