russell jones Posted July 13, 2007 Share Posted July 13, 2007 this is a crossfire conversation. americans have a complete dependency on prescription drugs and live as hypochondriacs. the only reason socialized healthcare is even to be considered is because the fact that the drug companies (who sponsor cnn, ha) promote that dependency and fear to the american people. the urgent need for health care is because of ludicrous diseases and disorders/or by people that have fucked their bodies up by consuming garbage their whole lives (and taking pills with unknown side effects...). free us from that--give us an eastern method of medicine and we'll eliminate the majority of hospital visits. if people live their whole lives not giving a shit about their bodies and then die, its on them not their HMO. fuck 'em, we don't need shitbags to further our species in any way. the strong survive, yeah? your punk rock rhetoric is a joke guy, you've yet to make a single legitimate point or idea. if you really want the money that you work for (probably hard for) to go to health care for waste-of-space oxygen-thieves through taxes, then by all means, do what you can through votes and letters to your congress (i'm sure you don't do that, though). i'm not even slightly worried about my health care bud, the US citizens pay for what i need. I don't buy your argument, because I know better. In 1996, I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. At the time, I was on a macrobiotic diet, was 5'10" 135 pounds, with no fat, I rode a bicycle to work, and I rarely drank. I did not have health insurance, so I could not afford the treatments from the doctor. I tried every natural medicine cure out there with no improvement for nearly ten years. In the process, I had two surgeries, nearly bled to death twice, and was barely functional for about half of every year. Even when i got insurance, I couldn't get things payed for. Finally, I was able to get Remicaid, through a charity. Now I have been well for a whole year. If we had universal healthcare, I would have received this medicine 10 years ago, my family, my wife and I would have been saved a lot of heartache. Sometimes people just get sick, even if they make all the right choices. Our system is cruel because it lets people suffer and possibly die. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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