die every year in America because they do not have access to free healthcare.
Yet, they voted for Trump...
The headline you used for your OP article references conditions in 2009, before Obamacare made American health care financing worse.
Billy's death was tragic. He needed a means to pay for what was necessary to sustain his life.
There is a Christian ministry program that addresses such problems, presently. (I don't know if it was operating in 2003, or in 2009--I don't have its history.) The people who participate in the program agree to share medical costs. The money that comes in, goes out to pay medical bills of those in the program. If Billy had been enrolled in this program, his costs would have been covered. That is a solution.
Pretending that health care is free does not solve the problem. Pretending that increasing health care costs by adding the costs of government bureaucracy does not solve the problem. Adding to the cost of health insurance by compelling people to pay for coverage that they don't need (e.g. compelling men to pay for oral contraceptives, or compelling women to pay for abortion coverage when they are in their 50s) does not solve the problem. Promising health care that does not have sufficient money in the program to cover the promises does not solve the problem. Punishing people who cannot afford health insurance by hitting them with a penalizing tax does not solve the problem.
We need real solutions, not pretend solutions. We need to bring the real cost of health care down, to make better care available to more people in a sustainable system.
READ THE ARTICLE AND RESPOND TO THAT! I can't say it any clearer. Of course there is no such thing as a free lunch, nobody said there was. However, relying on charity is not a solution either. At least, with a nationalised health scheme a person who is in need gets a chance at treatment whereas the "user pays" schemes only benefit those who are healthy and punish those who, for want of good health, cannot afford to pay for treatment because they cannot work to earn the money to pay for said treatment because they are too sick! (Long sentence but you get the idea)
Americans don't seem to want "Free at point of use" healthcare. They lack the compassion to want to take care of those less fortunate than
themselves. Obamacare genuinely sought to have a more compassionate response where pre-existing conditions could not be used as a reason not to offer
insurance to citizens. The R senators and congressfolk saw to it that the act would be fought, watered down, stalemated etc. so that it was unworkable
- resulting in the "undeserving poor" themselves complaining in their droves, not about their "representatives" behaviour, but rather the AHA.
Instead of clamouring for compassionate insurance, Americans vote for inflated bills that benefit companies instead of end users. How lacking in
compassion and intelligence is that? Did you even spot that your so-called representatives made sure they kept the benefits of AHA for ever before
removing it for everyone else?
But hey, you got what you wanted - bad care unless you're rich enough to pay the deductible. You deserve everything coming to you and yours if you defend this system.
I, on the other hand, will fight tooth and nail to make sure your shoddy failed healthcare does not come here.