1. I’ve been living in Poland for 9 years now. I’ve had better access to healthcare in that time than I ever did in the States. It’s socialized healthcare, much like Canada and many other countries. It’s not perfect by any means (then again, that HMO you’re paying for is far from perfect too), but it’s comforting to know that I have access to basic coverage when I need it.
2. I’m not saying that Obamacare is the answer, but doesn’t it bother anyone that the U.S. ranked #37 in the world in terms of quality healthcare in 2000, and since then has dropped even more. You know Greece, that country giving everyone a huge economic headache? They ranked #14. You know Saudi Arabia, the country where supposedly all of the terrorists who attacked the U.S. on 9/11 came from? They ranked #26. You know France, the country that’s always picking on the U.S.? They ranked #1. When did the best country in the world settle for #37, especially when it comes to quality of life?
3. Having lived in a post-Communist country for a while now, I can say with certainty that the U.S. is not anywhere remotely close to becoming a Communist state. If you honestly feel otherwise, then you don’t understand what Communism really is. And if you think it makes you sound clever or smart to drop words like “Communism” or “Nazi Germany” into conversations regarding healthcare, it actually magnifies your ignorance. What you really mean to say is that the decision of the Supreme Court is one you disagree strongly with, or that you feel uncomfortable with the direction you believe the country is heading – both of these opinions are perfectly valid.