Sooo, Danny and I saw SiCKo -- the new Michael Moore documentary last week. And with my sister Cicely and David (her hubbie) having also enjoyed the latest installment from the contraversial filmmaker, looks like half the family is ready to pack up and move to Europe. . .
I thought Hillary 08 was my answer for the presidential election -- but after watching the movie, I learned that even she's been bought off by the drug companies . . . (makes me sad).
Anyway, if you have a baby in France, the government PAYS a lady to come to your home twice a week for a 4-hour period to let you run errands . . . or they'll come and do laundry, make dinner, etc. . . super cool.
But what about the taxes you say?
Bring em on! I say. I'd much rather pay extra money for family support than a friggin war we don't belong in, or bailouts for corporations. . . ps. Child Care in France is about a dollar an hour . . . hmmm, yeah . . . not so worried about taxes when the government really is providing goods and services.
BUT Sabrena, you say, THIS SOUNDS LIKE SOCIALISM!
And????. . . . not sooo worried about that one.
Last I checked, people in the states weren't freaking out about the government providing libraries, roads, schools (except those damn voucher lovers). . . not to mention Government subsizied STUDENT-LOANS for education. . .
All I'm trying to say is, if our prisoners are getting a basic level of health care, why not an average american who makes $20,000? I don't mind paying taxes for kids to go to school eventhough I don't have kids in school. Like wise, I wouldn't care to help pay for someone to get a basic level of heath-care . . . especially if we had programs geared to overall wellness . . . PREVENTATIVE is the answer!!!!
I can;t remember the last time I checked out a book from the library -- but do you hear me complaning about helping to underwrite that "socialized" program?
Bring it on!!!!
But what about the HOURS, WEEKS, MONTHS we'd have to wait for operations, care, etc if the palying field was leveled. . . Hey, this is AMERICA! ANything can be bought for a price. . . If you have the money to pay up the WAZOOOO for health-care, I say go for it. There will always be opportunities for ppl with $$$$ to buy priviliege. . . but I'm talking about a basic threshold for everyone. . .
Everyone deserves life, liberty and to be freaking healthy! I know so mnay hard-working americans who choose not to get help just because they think they can't afford it. . . RIDICULOUS!!! It's like oxygen -- ppl deserve to breathe. . . ppl deserve the ooprtunity to be healthy.
What about giving incentives for doctors who get ppl to quit smoking, are lose weight, or lower their cholesterol??? Instead of Medical directors gettting bonuses for how many ppl they TURN AWAY!!!! That's right! WHAT KIND OF A SYSTEM IS THAT!!!
DOWN WITH THE HMO MONSTERS!!! THE GOLIATH of OUR DAY> YOU DISGUST ME LIKE ENRON!!!!
But the way, it doesn't cost anything to have a baby in France -- medicine is preventative. Can you tell I'm sooo friggin pro-france. If I were any more pro-france, Preisdent Bush would consider me a threat to national security.
VIVA LA FRANCE!!!!
Not to mention, that country has really good chocolate crossiants. ;)
ps. For anyone reading this who says, "Sabrena, you've never lived with Universal Heath Care, you have no idea how bad it is!" I'm pretty sure I can find plenty from the opposite camp who would disagree . . . take my friend Erin Allen; a Canadian (dual citizenship I believe). Having a baby in the states in October (she fell in love, got married and relocated to be with her husband state-side) . . . it will cost her about $1500 in the states to have the baby that would just be paid for by taxes in Canada . . . I heard her say that she wished she was having the child up North . . . no comments about concerns about level of care -- she believes care and attention is just as good across the northern border . . . she just thinks the Canadians have a better system, and I couldn't agree with her more . . . but i stil want to move to France. ;)