Right to Health ~ Scott’s Daily Prompt

I am going to start my day with this post. Scott poses great questions in his daily prompt about healthcare.

Scott asks us these questions:

Right to health

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?

I think that the private sector of medical care is like playing a game of Monopoly. If you get sick (land on Boardwalk), you are going to pay out your rear end until the day you die if you do not have any insurance coverage, which also costs an arm and a leg. Each time you go to the doctor, you are paying the high deductibles (rent on the game). Then you have the fact that if you do not have medical coverage, you may not be seen at all, even though they are not supposed to turn you away, which is the equivalent of not being able to pay with your pretty paper money and declaring bankruptcy in the game.

When I hear about the health care situations in other countries, it does make me curious about government-provided medical care. Capitalism is not always the answer, but I don’t want to be controlled by a government either. The lose-lose situation, I suppose. Just because we feel like we have the right to health care that makes sense, does not mean it will happen. Once an entity finds a way to make money off of the misfortune of others, it’s all downhill from there. Things will never change.

xoxo, E.M.

2 thoughts on “Right to Health ~ Scott’s Daily Prompt

    1. I think we have needed something like that. Obamacare came the closest to it, but now it’s a penalty if we do not have any healthcare. I am having such a hard time. I wish we had the NHS here instead of making the rich richer.

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