This is something that's bugging me this morning, and I just have to vent it.It is no secret that Conservatives everywhere are against "socialized medicine", otherwise known as "the single payer model", "Medicare", the "Canadian/Cuban/North Korean model", or as I like to call it, The Free Lunch.
So here's the Feeeeeeeeeeeeelings argument, for all you innumerate sons of bitches who want to know why I, The Phantom, hate poor people.
You're a moron if you think free healthcare helps the poor. It doesn't. Because for most people, if you didn't pay money for a thing, it has no value.
People don't say thank you at the Free Lunch. They complain about the food. And they waste it.
Its about the poor patient showing up at the doctors office because they have a hangnail. And getting up in everybody's face about how its their right to have their hangnail clipped by the $200/hr physician because it just is. And how its inhuman that they have to wait two hours because there's forty other morons with hangnails ahead of them. And how the doctor is stupid anyway, and the nurse is ugly, and I'm going to SUE!!!! And never mind that sick guy in the corner who might be dead, I'm going to SUE!!!!
At worst, five minutes of begging outside the hospital will get him five bucks. And gee whiz, maybe the hospital might agree to waive the co-pay for destitute guys who show up busted in the ER. Wow, could happen right? Maybe some big hearted Christian charity (like the Shriners!) might endow entire freakin' private charity hospitals for the destitute. Oh, wait, they already did.