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Someday the US may follow Mexico's lead on healthcare

3:08 pm - 04/05/2012

>Jump to minute 26 to see the smack down!

“… we’re getting close to reaching universal coverage of health care — full, free health care coverage for all people up to 18 years of age, including cancer coverage. Of the 112 million Mexicans, 106 million will have efficient, effective universal health care coverage.

So I would say that I would hope that one of the greatest economies in the world, such as the United States, could follow our example in achieving this, because it was a great thing.”
atomic_joe2 5th-Apr-2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
Couldn't agree more. I live near an NHS hospital and it feels great walking past knowing that through my contributions I have maybe kept the lights on, paid a nurse's wages, kept a life support machine on or put petrol in the tank of an ambulance. It feels like I am doing something good for someone. That's what I think anyway.
rebness 5th-Apr-2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
THIS. <3
riath 5th-Apr-2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
So much this. My husband and I are both more than happy to pay taxes towards it knowing it does so much good for so many people.
layweed 5th-Apr-2012 08:23 pm (UTC)
See, that's how I view paying taxes and stuff like that. It goes towards the good of society, people taking care of each other, stuff like that.

I just don't understand why people get so gorram pissy about paying taxes. And then they'll complain OH THE POLICE DON'T WORK OH CRIME SO HIGH, OH ROADS ARE SHIT, WATER MAINS BURST AND I GOT NO WATER, NO TRANSIT, SCHOOLS SUCK.

Sigh.

Speaking of which, I really need to get hopping on that freaking tax filing.
serendipity_15 5th-Apr-2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
I swear, people don't seem to actually know that their taxes pay for things we all use every day. I think that literally everything paid for fully or partially by tax dollars needs to have "paid for by taxes" stamped on it with neon colors accompannied by blinking lightsfor people to get it.
thunderbird8 6th-Apr-2012 09:28 am (UTC)


I figure this is probably a lot of people's reactions to stuff about what their taxes pay for.
pseudovirus 8th-Apr-2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
right? to me, paying taxes kind of keeps this whole "society" thing together; provides us with necessary services... and like you listed off, everybody benefits from at least one service that tax dollars are used from ffs if it's not roads then libraries or the police department. THE GOVERNMENT IS STEALIN ALL MY HARD-EARNED MONEY FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE ON WELFARE GOT DAMMIT!!1
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