I'm gonna be brief in this thread....
I have traveled and lived overseas and their is more of a community sense over there. The attitude is pretty much "we will gladly take care of our own" and they can't understand the poverty in America while others live these amazingly lavish lifestyles.
I get both sides of the basic argument on health care, and its a complex issue. But, I think that the world in general (all of it) is moving towards this socialized medicine. There are a lot of poor people who maybe are born with conditions that really get screwed.
So why should my money that I work hard for help pay for the crack head who refuses to work hips replacement? Well, maybe because he is a person too and that a life of not working and being lazy, doing drugs, drinking, scamming welfare isn't much of a happy life... And people do change...It's not unheard of
I dunno I just speak from experience of living overseas. Everyone was cared for and I didn't get the impression that the care was that much worse than a private USA doc. The entire attitude was just different. Basically, it made me think how some people are really and truly born ****ed in this country of no fault of their own. While, in another country, they would at least have their health.