It’s getting closer and closer to the time that all of us adults get the joyous pleasure of signing up for open enrollment. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s where we get to figure out what type of health insurance we can and cannot afford. Now, some of you reading this may be sitting in another country, where universal health care is a right, thinking what does she mean the health care they can and cannot afford. Well, you heard me right. Here in America we are not entitled to the same health care that our neighbor next door is. It is completely based on income. Messed up, right?
Basically, if you are on of the wealthy then you get to have the best health care known to man. . . because you can afford it. But, if you do not belong to this group you may not be so fortunate. Decent health care, and I mean decent, can start around three hundred dollars. Yeah, you read that right. Three hundred dollars, for basic health care. That’s not even the best!! And, if you have any health problems, expect that price to go way up.
My question is, how did this happen? How did our country get so messed up that they believe it’s not a basic human right to have the same health care as the person standing next to you. Because in case you’re confused, it is! It shouldn’t matter if you’re living in poverty or if you’re living in a mansion in the Keys. The absolute best health care should be the standard. Everyone is entitled to their health. By putting different prices, and different levels of health care, you are essentially saying that one person’s life is worth more than another’s. How our society thinks that this is okay, I will never understand?
Did you know that you can go to Canada and everyone there is entitled to the same health care? Because it is a basic human right! They also don’t charge you an arm and a leg just to go to the doctors office. Plus, this isn’t the only country that does this. There are a ton of other countries that offer Universal Healthcare that is normally paid for by their taxes. Fine, tax me. As long as that means that I get the same health care as the person living in that mansion, then I’m fine with that.
For the people sitting at home reading this and thinking, well, that’s a socialist country and we don’t want something like that, SHAME ON YOU. Maybe I’m being a bit harsh, but I’m sorry if you think that a basic human right means that we have to be a socialist country. It just means that we believe that everyone’s life means something. If you are one of those people, I strongly request that you take some time and think about what you’re believing in. Because at any moment, you could lose everything and then you’re that person who is no longer entitled to the best health care.
Yes, this post is basically just a rant. We have been looking into health insurance and what we can and cannot afford. We’ve also been looking at other countries and what they offer and it’s insane how easy it is to see how much some other countries value human rights more than America does. Before anyone attacks me on this, I know that there are a lot of very bad countries out there and that I should be grateful to have grown up in America, and I am. I just also believe that every life is worth the same as the next one. A system should not be able to decide whose life is worth more than another.
That’s the end of my rant. . stay tuned for the next one 😉