People always say "oh you can just go to the ER" "the hospital MUST treat you, they cannot turn you away". Yes and they will send you a $600 bill for a 2 mile ambulance ride, $50 tylenol bill etc. Even people with insurance working 40 + often have shitty policies. Friends who make under $30,000 and work full time end up with $2000 surgery bills they didn't know they were going to have. This is with insurance. On $30K that is $2K out of $2.5K a month. The hospital offered my friend a two month payment plan. After that it goes to collections. Real Life.
And what constitutes a "bad life choice"? Deciding to negate creativityand creative lifestyles because you are worried about not having healthcare? For some this is not an option. It would result in mental illness.
Besides, that is not an issue in EU and UK. Believe me, artists are PAID by the state to create because they consider such pursuits an important aspect of culture.
AND, I would much rather skip dining out if I knew I would get a year paid leave from work in order to insure my child's health and well- being. Women in the US get 3 months TOPS if they work for a good company.
Perhaps we need to reconsider our values
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