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?
zellieh: Text: FEMINAZI. Because wanting to be treated like a human being is just like invading Poland. (activism: Equal rights = Feminazi)

[personal profile] zellieh 2013-01-16 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
First, my condolences for your loss.

Second, keep slapping your workmates in the face with their privilege. They're wrong, you're right -- don't let the bastards grind you down.

Third, I wish the current UK government would read posts like this and stop trying to bring more privatisation into our NHS. It really really really doesn't work, and justs diverts money into admin costs, CEOs salaries, and profits.

Fourth, this is why I am never leaving the UK. Whatever else we get wrong, we have the NHS, and you simply cannot put a price on free* healthcare, cradle to grave.

*Paid for out of taxes, obviously, but after you've paid your tax & national insurance out of your pay packet, you have no further fees for doctors or hospital visits, and prescriptions are subsidised.