Originally Posted by brewmenn
Right. Our medical system isn't big enough for everyone to get treatment. If everyone could afford treatment our system would be overwhelmed. The only fair answer is to ration health care based on ability to pay. If you're poor, oh well, it sucks to be you.
If you are poor there are programs that can help you currently without impacting everyone who has private health care. I don't feel sorry for people who can afford cigarettes, hobbies, and other expensive things, but say they cant afford to pay for health insurance. Being responsible for your own life planning is part of being a free person.
I have coworkers who are Canadian who can tell you the horrors of government health care. They take health insurance from our company because they would rather have our system than just being left to die if an issue arises. If I lived in Canada when I had my heart problem I would have probably died. Even a person without health insurance would have been saved in my scenario.
I personally wouldn't vote for Obama. I think that Romney is much better honestly.