Post by sprouselover on Mar 17, 2017 2:04:53 GMT -2
It's crazy how many conservatives in the US consider concepts like universal health care, tuition free college, and paid vacation time to be evil. Was watching Michael Moore and his documentaries shine a light on how these systems actually work well. Bring this up @matt cause of the fact your most likely working for the government. Some Americans overlook how well off you can be working government jobs.
In the United States a hospital won't refuse you if you don't have medical insurance and are admitted into, say, the ER for example, or need a life saving surgery (i.e. shot; stabbed; car crash). I've gotten treated without health insurance before. What happened was about 30 days later I received a monstrous bill. Like 4,000$ for getting looked at for a few hours - I wasn't even taken in as an inpatient. I ended up getting the bill lowered down to more like 400$ and was able to finally pay it, however. That's the tragedy of not having medical insurance is the financial burden it can create. You're not going to die on their watch but you'll fork over a life's inheritance in the process.
It's evil because anything that implies some level of added taxes is EVIL. For them, it is a competitive market and if you want benefits then go out and earn them for yourself; get into a good career that has those job benefits and paid vacations. Guess what?! A lot of those good careers with great benefits often require some level of higher education or licencing, which also is not free. For me it is like a catch 22 - you are usually going to pay/work for it one way or another. If the job I get is for the government I'll be phenomenal because I'll have all of that, or even another job for a social service organization of sorts, but I would have never had the chance probably if I had not went to school. The other option is Unions, which my dad was a part of (The Teamsters) and how we all got benefits growing up.
Lastly, my brother works for the government and indeed, his job is the shit. Paid time off for many holidays and excellent medical, mental, and dental care. If he was married, his wife would be insured. The same with all his kids. That's the other thing, is the quality of care providers. He also has a sweet life insurance plan and if he dies on the job we'll get something like a cool half million. So in normal fashion, we joke about creating scenarios that could be fatal for him at work. Cash money!