Updated: Jun 18, 2021
I really apologize that I haven't been around much recently. I've been having some health issues. It's a long story that I would happily share with you, and actively do all I can to help people suffering with the same issues, but perhaps this isn't the right place to go in to details.
What I did want to share with you though, is my experience with healthcare and the cost of my treatments.
Over the last 4 months I have undergone 3 major surgeries. That's 3 stays in hospital (each around 4 days), with 3 rounds of general anesthetic, ICU care, medication & 24hr nursing treatment plus follow up appointments with consultants and aftercare. On top of that, I've needed physio, drugs and home-care and basically I've had the most incredible people looking after me and I'm starting to feel well again which is great.
But do you know what is greater? The fact that I don't have a single bill.
Every part of my treatment was paid for within our national health system. I was cared for by the most incredible people, operated on by the best surgeons and treated liked a gold standard customer. All free of charge.
That is what free healthcare for all is about.
It's not a socialist regime taking from the rich to give to the poor. It's not about making the wealthy pay for the disadvantaged. It's about allowing medical professionals to do their job without having to consider finance. it's about letting a doctor give someone the best advice, without having to consider if they can afford the options. It's about every single one of us caring about our society.
So I ask you - people like Marjorie Taylor Green - is free healthcare so wrong? Is a "socialist" world that you dismiss so readily, so bad? Is offering care to everyone so unachievable?
It is so wrong to equate the desire to provide free healthcare - to a socialist world that Marjorie Taylor Green equates it to. I do however understand that given the position the US is at right now regarding healthcare, there is a dramatic difference between left and right and that a gray area in the middle is even unachievable.
But we do need to answer the basic question. Does every human being deserve the same care?
Whoever answers "no", is frankly despicable.