I posted this article from Cure magazine on whaddaconcept’s Facebook page, but I think it’s important enough that it should be posted here as well. I am not trying to take sides, but I am trying to explain how crucial it is for EVERYONE to get health care … not access to health care, but actual health care. All access means is that it is available. Even if it’s available, it’s worthless if it’s too expensive to buy.
I shake my head every time I hear someone say, or see someone write, that they shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s health care. Listen clearly, YOU ARE NOT PAYING FOR SOMEONE ELSE’S HEALTH CARE. Just like any other insurance, you are, basically, paying to insure you are okay if something happens. You may be healthy now, so you ask yourself, “Why should I have to get health insurance?” I was healthy — never been admitted to the hospital, never broke a bone, no chronic issues, no medications, relatively young — until I was in my mid to late 40’s. Keep reading