Thursday, September 3, 2009

Health Care

So my friend posted this to me. I guess it's going around Facebook (that sounds like a flue or something that encourages hand washing). So and so "believes no one should have to chose between food and health care, and no one should have to worry about insurability because of a doctor's diagnosis"

"shoulds"

One can always tell something fishy is going on when they see "should". It usually points to unthinking repetition of catch phrases. Just add first person perspective. No thinking needed.

Apparently the health care issue is the big "thing" right now. I don't see why. There's a very simple cure: everyone can just cancel their insurance. Destroy the part causing the biggest issues. Once again, we have created a problem and refuse to do anything to correct it. We're just going to tack things on around it to hide the problem. Bandaids for cancer, anyone?

We vote with our pocket books and no one seems to remember this fact. If you are upset that people put poisonous chemicals in your food via white sugar and processing, don't buy it. If you don't like what insurance has done to health care, don't buy it.

Or, wacky thought, choose good food over health care and quit buying poison that causes most of the ailments that cause you to need a doctor!

I haven't had insurance in a very long time and haven't suffered in any way from this. I put my money into a healthy life style, full of unprocessed, as organic as possible foods.

Of course, I'm a radical. I have no debt. I have no car. I have no desire to drive. I'm working on moving to an area of Colorado where I won't need to borrow rides from friends as often. Silly to not own a car just to bum rides. I'm even fixed, so I can't contribute to the population crisis.

National health care that still involves insurance is going to just be more of the same. Only worse, because they'll take away our right to not be insured. If they're going to force me to put money into a system I want no part of, that's crap.

Although I have long since come to realize that we don't even have rights over our own bodies. It was quite a fight to get fixed. Luckily, my uterus was bad so it was medically allowed. The tried to convince me it was fine, and then when they had no choice but to admit it was broken, they tried to convince me to try hormone therapy. For the few years I had insurance, I used the system to make sure I wouldn't further NEED the system. Truth is, if I haven't the right to end my own life, I know that my body belongs to the state. They are the ones regulating what I can do to it. And if I don't even own my body, what do I own? What is the point in all the "freedoms" we think we have?

Americans are terrified to own themselves and so we give ourselves away like terrified whores, hoping Big Brother will solve all our problems and we won't even have to think. Just tell me what to do, and I'll obey.

This from a country that started out with the revolutionary idea of laissez-faire and as little government as possible. It's sad.

8 comments:

Insurance Master said...
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Insurance Master said...

Excellent post, help where you can still find information on this subject?

Captain Capitalist said...

Nice work Abi,

I attended a seminar years ago where the main take-away was that the words "should" and "shouldn't" are totally meaningless, counter-productive, intellectual cop-outs.

Basically (when you use them) you're indicating that whatever you're saying is based on what isn't rather than what is.

You're right about the nature of health insurance. It might be salvageble if it were really insurance and not a lifetime, unlimited, bumper to bumper health warranty (which will never, never, never work)

Abifae said...

Thanks, Captain!

Yes, I am wary of words that hold no actual meaning. Should, every, never, must... They are connotatively very strong, but rarely true or accurate.

When I hear "should", I assume someone is trying to make a point, not trying to explain something.

Heh. "Health warranty". Indeed, let's call it what it is.

Melissa said...

Well said, Abi! I'm not sure why you can't get Medicaid, as Ryan gets disability and Medicaid for being autistic/bipolar. But the state of healthcare today leaves much to be desired, and I'm not sure there's any surefire way to fix it or come up with a better plan.

Abifae said...

Welcome Melissa :)

It's because I wasn't diagnosed as a child. They are still arguing about whether I'm schizophrenic or just anti social hahahaha. So I'm not on any sort of help. Honestly most of my friends LAUGHED when they took me off disability for being nuts and declared me sane enough ;)

Jon A.S. said...

Hi Abi,

The health care debate going on this country will prove to be the most divisive issue since slavery to hit America since the Civil War. I would not be surprised that in the future, it would be the cause of the 2nd...who knows??

Jonas

Abifae said...

One can hope Jonas! Something needs to change :)