medical bills, cost of rehab for victims of Boston bombers:
Here is a prime example of why medical insurance is a government issue. These victims are having to scratch up money from various sources and to rely on charity donations to pay their hospital bills, and for their surgeries, and for their rehab. There is no fund which will pay this for them, outside of their own private insurance, if they have that, and charity donations.
Why should these people have to sacrifice to pay for the damage done to their bodies and to their health by these miscreants. It is someone's job to make this right financially on the health care front, and that is the job of the government. There are many other cases like this, with victims of crime, and auto accidents. Our system is broken unless healthcare is seen as a right to be owned by every person, without fearing that they cannot afford to pay the bill.
It is interesting to see that no one has yet posted posted that these victims brought this on themselves, and should rely on their own resources and beg for charity, or do without any medical help, instead of insisting that the governement provide healthcare as a part of citizenship.
Serious illnesses are also like these terrorists. Requiring people to do without, or to beg, if they can';t afford private insurance, is unacceptable.
At the end of the day, the healthcare system we have now, and that we have had for eons, is a national disgrace.
Bg, "It is interesting to see that no one has yet posted posted that these victims brought this on themselves, and should rely on their own resources and beg for charity, or do without any medical help"
As I mentioned in a previous post, your points are good for discussion, but could they be solved here.
What if I proposed that the sponsor of the event (Boston) and the hospitals of Boston had to agree to cover any such tragedy as this before the event could occur? Would you have a thought on that?