Letting all Else Go 

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.


16 thoughts on “Letting all Else Go 

  1. We really do have an amazing health care system, don’t we? And yes, as you said, it is not perfect (e.g. wait times for just about everything), but I cringe to think what it would have cost when I was very ill for a few months, or when my mom had a stroke and was hospitalized at the end of her life, or even just trips to emerg. for ear aches or scratched corneas when the kids were little. -Jenn

    • Your girl is in need of a healthcare system that will be there for her. A system that believes in them until they can believe in themselves.

  2. Amen. I can’t begin to understand wwhy this idea is such an anathema to so many here. Guess our guns are more important as far as rights.

  3. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The absence of a single-payer universal healthcare system in the United States is a crime against the American people. A crime. And I don’t use that word lightly.

  4. Yes.
    Here in Australia we have access to universal health care. It isn’t perfect, but it is essential. I am happy to pay for it through my taxes and will fight (bitterly) any attempt to dismantle it.
    Health is not for profit.
    And neither is education. Both are rights. Inalienable rights.

  5. You said that beautifully, Birdie, and you are sooo right.
    I just discovered today that I have black mold poisoning. We have lived here for 2 1/2 years and I have been sick the whole time – I am demanding tomorrow that he immediately have it all professional removed and sending him my doctor bills. I suspected it was there when we moved in told him that then. I’ve had his handyman out here twice and still nothing. I have almost every single symptom.
    I’ve been to my doctor, and an ear-nose-throat specialist….bills! But still, can you imagine what it would be like for me without Medicare??
    Thanks for saying everything you did and screw people who don’t think it’s a right!! Keep me in your prayers.
    Love you xoxo

  6. One of the reasons I also love our country, Birdie. I see much of what you see in my workplace and I am thankful every single day. ❤ 🇨🇦. I am deeply worried for our neighbours. I just hope some sense of reason and compassion prevails over the business of making money and patriotism built on exclusion and fear.

  7. Thanks for that. It seems so obvious, doesn’t it? I simply don’t understand the meanness of spirit that would deny everyone such a basic right.

  8. “Healthcare should absolutely never be “for profit” My husband said the same thing just yesterday. That’s why I love him so. I totally agree! My dad had cancer twice and if it wasn’t for our universal healthcare system, they would have been destitute the first time around and my mom would be homeless the second time around. On top of being a grieving widow. Instead, he got his surgery, all his treatments, his visits to the doctor, hospital stays, etc, taken care of. And today, my widowed mom has her house and enough money in the bank to live very comfortably. Thank goodness for our system, warts and all! Sure it needs polishing up but it’s damn good!

  9. Yes, I agree totally. No one should go broke because they can’t pay their hospital bill or afford proper healthcare. It always amazes me that one of the richest counties in the world can’t afford health care for pregnant women, babies, kids, the elderly, and pretty much everyone else. If Canada can do it and Sweden and England and many other counties then why can’t they? I guess it’s okay for sick people to go without care and people with cancer to lose their homes because they have to pay for treatment. I will fight tooth and nail should anyone try to remove Universal Health Care from Canada.

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