This is not usually my style, but I figure if I give myself a personal soapbox, then never use it as such, that's my failure. I spend too much time trying to listen to all the sides, trying to understand where people are coming from, and believing there has to be a middle ground.
Two men in my community: They are saying that most people who don't have health insurance don't have it because they don't want it.
I would like to take a peek inside their reality. I don't understand how anyone with their eyes even half way open can believe this is true. The people I know who are "chosing" to go without healthcare are doing so because the fact of paying for healthcare insurance would mean forgoing other vital necessities... like a roof over the head or food on the table. It's not a choice if you can't feed your family.
I want to ask those men... do you KNOW anyone who is going or has gone without health insurance? Have you talked with them? Have you visited their home? Do you honestly have any clue about the experiences of which you speak?
I read that something like 80% of people are satisfied with their current health plans.
If that is true, then 80% of people must have their heads... in places I'm too polite to use the words for.
Why isn't everyone pissed off about the rising cost of health insurance?
Why aren't people angry that their insurance company has more to say about the way they receive treatment than their doctor or themselves?
Am I the only person who is frustrated that I can't simply have a family doctor anymore, because the THREE different insurance plans my family of five has to deal with won't allow for that arrangement?
People must be prioritized over profit.
Is it really so hard?
37 minutes? That's how long this video is. I'm just suggesting that you might take 37 minutes to watch it.