At this point, it seems completely pointless to bring up all the chaos that is about to happen in the United States of America. However, living up here in Canada I will bring home one point that I will absolutely never veer away from.
According to the World Health Organization Constitution, whose organization usurps all government “policy”,
“…the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental right of every human being.”
The right to health includes access to timely, acceptable, and affordable health care of appropriate quality. … Universal health coverage is a means to promote the right to health.
And this, Matthew 25, 37 – 40
“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.
Healthcare is a right and one of God’s expectations.
If you do not believe this you are wrong.
~If you are born with a pre-existing condition, you deserve healthcare. You deserve free care until the end of your life
~If you develop a condition, through fate, genetics and even your own stupidity, you deserve healthcare.
~If you are old and can’t afford it, you deserve healthcare.
~If you are wealthy, you deserve the same level of care as everyone else. You don’t get to go first because you have money.
~Healthcare should absolutely never be “for profit”. Insurance ompanies have no right or business to tell you what you need and don’t need. That is a discussion between you and your healthcare team.
And with that, you deserve kindness and respect. You should never have a bill that goes above your means to pay. And if you can’t afford it, it is free. You will not receive any different level of care because of it.
Where does this money come from? Our taxes. Yes, as a Canadian I pay high taxes. And I don’t mind. Is it a perfect system? Nope. Yes, it needs enhancement. It does not need dismantling or outsourcing. As the baby boomers age they deserve to be taken care of in their old age. They shouldn’t have to lose their home to pay for medical bills.
I work in an amazing system where the most impoverished get healthcare. They receive healthcare even though they have no ability to pay. They don’t get a bill. Ever.
I will say it again. If you don’t believe healthcare is a basic human right, you are wrong. And I’m tired of defending the point.
Addendum- Even if you are reading this and don’t agree with me, you still deserve the right to health care.