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Daily Prompt: Right to Health Or Is It?

Daily Prompt: Right to Health

by michelle w. on February 7, 2013

Is access to medical care something that governments should provide, or is it better left to the private sector? Are there drawbacks to your choice?

This is a difficult question to answer as I have been in the private sector of life.  Having been self employed, I can understand the hardships suffered by a small business that does not have employees that is struggling to make ends met.  Having the government step in and tell you that you must have a medical care plan added to your life that you do not have the added money for in your budget can feel overwhelming.

The other side of the coin on this is having one surgery.  This could set a family back for years to come with bills that they would never have saved for.

Working for an employer who provides medical care coverage sometimes is worth it’s weight in gold.  Those jobs are becoming rare in our society.  Due to the high cost of medical care.

I can understand the need that our government feels to step in and want to take control over the medical care needs.  However, the way that some politicians have gone about it has left a bad taste in a lot of voters mouths.

If we were to look at Socialized medicine in other countries and how it is working there, perhaps a fresh view of the situation would stumble upon our feet.  This would also not be accepted with a popular vote, however.  This also has it’s draw backs.

People do not realize in this country that we already have a form of socialized medicine with the military and the VA Hospitals.  The military only see Military Doctors.  They get their medications on post.  They sit and wait to be seen and sit and wait for their medications because the price is right.  The doctors are highly trained.  Why not take advantage of this right to be seen.

Even being retired, they still have the right to be seen.  Compared to going out into private sector where the copay would be as much as $50.00 twice a month for a prescription.  The choice on a fixed income becomes simple.  The wait is long but pays off in the end.

I am on the fence with this decision.  It is different for each family.  To say that someone has to do something might make their situation worse, not better.

Would love to hear your views on this.  Let me know.

Here are some other views that were posted on this same topic so be sure to check them out as well:

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