[quote=“Old_Tex, post:5, topic:49125”]
My youngest (the liberal) was preaching to the oldest (the conservative) how medical should be “free” & can be “free”.
[/quote]Note: I’m not specifically addressing this to your position(as I don’t know what they are), but the general view I see most often.
Universal healthcare is cheaper than “Wait until they’re on death’s door and then spare no expense” which is what we do now. I’m fine with no healthcare coverage, but we have to actually let people without insurance die. Saying “No preventative care, but waiting until it’s an emergency is the way to go” is absolutely moronic.
The typical conservative stance I see over and over is
Spend $5,000 in preventative heart care for a MOOCHER!? SOCIALISM!
No preventative money was spent and the same guy needs a bypass, or he’ll die? Let’s spend $50,000 then! Can’t let the poor man die, even if he can’t afford it.
That’s a pretty high hill of stupid. It literally has no ability to see right past one’s own face. Think ahead, it saves money. I’d be a lot less critical of conservative views on healthcare if they’d stick with the “No care if you can’t pay” angle. But they don’t. Everyone gets healthcare, or we let people who can’t afford it die. Pick one. Stop wavering back and forth between the two.