An interesting article from the NYT.
What I don’t understand is why people aren’t alarmed, shocked, and spurred into action by all this. I mean, for a long time it’s been clear that the American “healthcare” system is broken from the citizen’s perspective and works great from the special interests’ perspective.
The existing system needs to be scrapped and rebuilt from the ground up, but that’s not going to happen until people stand up for each other instead of only caring about themselves.
In America, we’ve got 48 million uninsured people and millions and millions more “insured” people who “have” insurance, but can’t afford to actually get the healthcare they need. Both of those groups of people clearly should be standing up, even marching on Washington.
One reason why that isn’t happening is that they can’t afford to do that because they are basically slaves to the system and can’t afford anything except their slave quarters, slave food, and slave clothes. And even that can be taken away in the blink of eye by the boss, so people keep their mouthes shut, keep slaving away, thankful master doesn’t beat (fire) them today. That’s a pretty strong analogy, and exaggerated for effect, but it’s a sad state of affairs and nobody seems to be doing anything about it.
But what about all the millions of people who are cozy and content? Why do they not care about the others? If they care, why don’t they do something? I don’t understand it. Actually, I think I do understand, but I don’t like it. It’s a negative cycle and it needs to be turned around into a positive cycle.
Ok, enough on this topic that really gets me heated up. Now on to the article. The comments in [brackets] are mine. The bolding is mine.