Just because no one in your family has died because of lack of health care doesn’t mean you get to be a smart ass about the people who have had that happen.
Please stay on topic. My comment about whether or not you’re actually reading what I write has nothing to do with whether or not you’ve had personal issues with healthcare or not. It has to do with the fact that you seem to be responding to some imaginary enemy who believes that people should die on the street if they don’t have money, which is not my view in the least. Respond to what I say, not what you imagine I say.
Nor do you get to be a smart ass about people who have been tortured by conservative doctors.
You mentioned one doctor who was a fraud. I agreed with you that you were a victim of fraud and malpractice. Please explain how agreeing with you makes me smartass. Logically, wouldn’t that make you a smartass too?
You choose to be a conservative, you get to live with conservative doctors as your compatriots. He’s yours, you own him. His fraud came about because of his values. They are your values, too.
This is simply your emotional opinion stated as fact. Criminals come in all political viewpoints. If your world view is that conservatives are all evil and liberals are all unicorns and rainbows, then that’s not a rational world view that one can logically interact with.
Just because your values happen to allow you to penny pinch just a little bit less so your conservative values cover us in health care doesn’t mean that your whole mindset would not have resulted in what happened to my family in the first place.
Every medical system has financial means testing or it doesn’t last long. My mother wanted to go to MD Anderson for cancer treatment before she died, but Medicare wouldn’t pay. Oddly, I don’t blame Medicare, although it seems that you certainly would.
So get off your high horse, you have won nothing.
I’m not competing for anything. I’m discussing universal health care.
Your conservative values will always make you a penny-pincher more concerned with money than human life.
You create a false dichotomy. No public policy can survive without some sort of means testing. That’s arithmetic, not politics. Even in single payer UK, where all the doctors are government employees, there are things that they won’t pay for, if the data contraindicates. Same for any country with universal care.
All your rant proved is you didn’t read my story. There is so much there to prove that conservatives are heartless assholes.
If that’s what you need to believe to feel good about yourself, have at it.
How about lying about my father’s employment situation because he has a mental illness?
You wrote this about your father:
My father died younger than he should have from untreated diabetes because he worked for Wal-Mart who did not provide affordable medical benefits to its full-time minimum wage employees which my father was. As a veteran with schizoaffective disorder, he was able to get inpatient services through the VA when he had a stroke, and when he failed to heal from a scratch on the top of his head, but not for the diabetes. So, he’s dead.
From that, the fact that he had a mental illness did not appear to be germane to the treatment of his diabetes, according to what you wrote. If you meant to convey something I didn’t pick up from that paragraph, please elucidate and I’ll be glad to respond.
How about taking away my parents’ children from them because they were poor? So, who didn’t read whose writing? You didn’t.
Mmmhm. You wrote nothing about anybody taking anyone’s children away from them, and certainly nothing connecting that sort of action with universal health care.
Perhaps you’re confusing that with something you wrote to somebody else?