Wednesday, August 29, 2007

shame shame shame

When is the US going to start giving their citizens health care? Isn't this a human rights violation? Can you imagine being scared stiff that you might break a limb or get a disease of some kind that you can't afford to treat? Aren't they the only western country not to offer free health care? (I will double check this fact...too tired now.)

Well, as always, Americans are happy to capitalize on the misfortune of others. Health care providers are starting to offer interest free loans for 12 months. Of course, if you default in any way, your interest goes up to some exorbitant amount. People shouldn't have to live their lives paying off their broken leg.

Welcome to America, the land of the free.


ps...I haven't seen Sicko yet in case you're wondering.


Jon said...

And you don't need to see "Sicko", ever. You're ALREADY outraged by our health care system - no reason to listen to Moore's misleading propaganda.

complain away said...

RainyBow: don't get me started. I think it's important for Americans to get the left wing point of view from someone, but I have a lot of issues with Moore. My fave was in Fahrenheit 9/11 when he ridiculed all the allies of the US in the Iraqi war as small and insignificant, conveniently forgetting, um, the United Kingdom.

complain away said...

SunnyShine: I'll still see it at some point. I do agree that his methods may be suspect but at least it starts the conversation and brings the debate to the forefront. Someone needs to do that.