I guess I don’t get too political in my blog because polite people rarely speak about politics & religion in pleasant company… But I have to say that I am so furious about all these ridiculous extra spending bills that are going to come out of my hard earned paycheck.
In college, I didn’t have health care and if I needed to see the doctor, I a) Didn’t go, or b) Paid out of pocket. I didn’t expect anything for “free” or lean on other people to pay for my yearly or medications with nothing in return. I work my ass off for the money I earn and always have. I don’t like handouts and am extremely frustrated that I have to pay for others’. My dad is unemployed and he pays for his own health care with the money he has set aside in savings. He doesn’t expect or take anything for free.
Doctors are free to charge what they like here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. because we are a country founded on capitalism. You have the best product? You can probably charge more and people will pay for it. If you are the best heart doctor in the nation, you have all the right to charge what you’d like and choose your patients. Because you deserve it. You’re the best. Now the government wants to tell you that you’ll take whatever patients they choose… That’s scary. Why do you think doctors from other countries practice medicine here? Because they enjoy the freedoms that only America can offer. You never hear of doctors packing up and moving to Canada for the great opportunities there.
“Every human deserves health care.” No, not really. Yes, if you work hard and are willing to pay for it. I don’t take kindly to communism. What’s next? Every human deserves a computer? A car? Cable television? These are not rights, they are services or goods available for fair trade.
“Nothing in life is free…” Unless you live in America, evidently. Stop spending my money, Washington! I want to save it for my future and retire someday… & not rely on you for anything. Like it should be.