liz_marcs: Emerson Cod wants to know what the hell is wrong with you (Pushing_Daisies_Emerson_Hell_Wrong)
liz_marcs ([personal profile] liz_marcs) wrote2013-01-14 07:15 pm

More on the Class Divide

During a meeting at work today there was an actual conversation about awful "ObamaCare" is and how the "less deserving" was going to take advantage of it.

Me: *biting my tongue so hard that I could taste blood*

One of the participants actually said, "Worst of all, how are we supposed to pay for healthcare for people who contribute nothing to society?"

Me, unable to take it any more: "A friend of mine died from sepsis poisoning that was diagnosed far too late because he didn't have health insurance, which meant he had no healthcare either."

Result: Stunned silence that lasted all of a minute.

Me thinking during the moment of silence: I hope every single one of you feel shame.

And then they started talking about hockey.

Me thinking during the hockey discussion: I will not cry. I will not cry. I will not cry.

Jesus. Fucking. Christ.

What is wrong with people?
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[personal profile] starshadow_rivaulx 2013-01-15 07:58 am (UTC)(link)
I...oh dear heavens, what is WRONG with them?

In my country, our health care system is far from perfect, but I have yet to hear anyone say our poor would work it to their advantage. Even if folks don't have health insurance, they will get health care, just the most basic treatments - and we have public service programs that help folk find money for medicines and consults and stuff.

We're more likely to pray that our politicians don't divert increased taxation revenue into their own pockets instead of expanding the budget for public health care.