Why You Shouldn’t Want Free Health Care
People oftentimes love the way “free health care” sounds, but they don’t always take the time to truly understand what that means.
American citizens also like to use the fact that we don’t have free health care as a primary reason why America is behind so many other countries.
I know the concept of free health care sounds pretty black and white. Why wouldn’t someone want any and everybody to have access to health care?
Why doesn’t a well developed country like the United States have free health care like most 1st world countries?
Both sides of these equations are rarely properly explained, people only like to talk about the benefits of free health care and not about the downside.
When you only talk about the benefits of something you’re misleading people to agree with you. Just about every single scenario in life has a downside.
There’s always a reason for things not getting done, and regardless of what you do, there will always be a side against you.
Let’s delve into the reasons why some people don’t want free health care.
The Increased Taxes
As many of you know nothing in this life is ever truly free, free health care of course wouldn’t necessarily be free it would have to be paid for in some form or fashion. Free health care is normally paid for through taxes.
A lot of these countries with free health care tax their citizens upwards of 50 percent. This article from Yahoo Finance details the top taxing countries:
People in these countries pay the highest taxes
Ever wondered in which country taxpayers pay the highest income taxes?Based on the principle of public responsibility…
Call me cheap if you want, but I don’t want to pay more money for anything if I don’t have to. I’m already upset with the extra fees that DoorDash puts on my orders, I don’t need any added stress with increased taxes everywhere else.
And I know I’m not the only one who is hesitant to give the government anymore money.
What if I Rarely go to the Doctor?
I haven’t had a medical checkup since my early days of college. I recognize that this isn’t good, but I am not the only one out there like this.
I know plenty of people who despise going to the doctor and believe that the medical industry is corrupt, and that they prioritize money over the actual health of their patients.
Regardless of how you feel on the matter, it is a personal choice. Should someone who rarely goes to the doctor be forced to pay for a stranger’s health care?
And should someone be forced to pay for someone else’s health care that they are not putting to use?
Not Everyone is Deserving of Health Care
I know a lot of people are thinking, “who are you to decide who is worthy of health care.” I am no one, but there are strong cases to be made for some people to be considered undeserving of health care.
I wouldn’t want my tax dollars to go towards a crack addict who is consistently in and out of the hospital due to their crack addiction.
I also wouldn’t pay someone who is an alcoholic, or someone who is addicted to pills, or if someone were to be playing around with scissors and cut half of their finger off.
I also wouldn’t want to pay for someone who barely gets checkups because why is there a need to pay for someone who barely uses the service.
That’s like a stranger having Disney Plus and using the subscription once a year, and you’re the one paying for it.
Answer this. If a random crackhead came up to you and asked you to pay for their hospital bill, would you be eager to oblige?
I’m truly only concerned with the health of me, my family, and select friends. As are most people.
How did America get Rich and Stay Rich?
This is a very good question. I am well aware that many people have a valid reason to believe that the United States is a corrupt and money hungry country.
With that being said, how else does a country become rich? I’m not justifying corruption, but how else does a country rise in the ranks? Especially when you factor in the corruption that is happening in other countries.
If you chose not to be corrupt, you can guarantee that other countries are doing the opposite to gain an upper hand.
To have a thriving economy like the U.S. does and to stay on top, you very likely have to cut corners somewhere. There is no system on the face of the planet that can give everyone exactly what they want.
The United States economy is still number 1 in the world, so we have to be doing something correct.
If your economy is 1st, you can make a strong case that most countries should try to implement some of your rules.
You can’t complain about not having free health care when you and your family are living in the world’s best economy because of it.
Even if you are willing to take a hit on the economy for free health care, is that fair to the people who don’t?
Personally I love living in the top economy in the world, and I want it to stay that way.
The Outrageous Waiting Times
The video that I’m about to show you is where my stance against free health care came from.
The video depicted the outrageous waiting times in Canada when one is trying to receive medical attention:
In the video a man had stepped on a rusty nail on the job, and had to wait another 3 days for a tetanus shot as the hospital had run out of them.
A lot of the medical assistants recommended that they take their services to private clinics. Meaning that they would have to come out of pocket anyway.
The video also showed many people having to wait hours just to see a nurse, and oftentimes people have to schedule check ups months in advance.
I have a friend who lives in Canada and she spoke about when trying to see a specialist, it can take up to 6 months to book an appointment.
Now I’ve heard some cases of people in America that have seeked and needed medical attention and did not receive it in an orderly fashion.
But for the most part if it is something small people are in and out of our medical facilities.
Waiting hours for something simple seems to be the norm in Canada.
The fact of the matter is that when health care becomes TOO accessible, hospitals and health care facilities tend to be overcrowded. When they’re overcrowded it is understandable why doctors may not give the best care.
It is also safe to assume that most of these doctors in this system are overworked. It is impossible for everyone to receive the top of the line medical attention that they deserve with free health care.
I do realize that with any health care system it impossible for each and every person to get top of the line care, but I believe that my chances of receiving quality care increases dramatically with private care.
The word free in free health care get people so excited, but more times than not most people do not take into consideration as to why some people don’t want it.
When we really look into this topic, we see that it may not be as beneficial as advertised. If you want free health care for all I have no problem with that, I take issue with people who chastise people who oppose free health care.
Sometimes these people are even guilt tripped to believe that they don’t care enough about the greater good if they don’t want free health care.
Wanting free health care doesn’t make you a better person.
Average health care for all or good health care for most?
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