I am not going to reply to everyone individually because most of you are saying the same thing. I am pro-life, against gay marriage and pro-gun. I am a Christian Conservative. Just because I have a heart, which many of you seem to be lacking, doesn’t mean I have abandoned my conservative values. Do you know what it’s like to live without health insurance - especially when you are working and paying into the system? To be told, “NO” you earn too much to qualify for medicaid? Probably not.
If you have a job and don't qualify for Medicaid, you need to set your priorities as they relate to your income. For now, you can buy health care insurance with various deductibles to lower premiums. Maybe you have to cut back in other areas so you can purchase insurance. And if you have a medical emergency, you can always go to an ER for treatment.
It is easy to have a heart if someone else is picking up the tab for your charity.
No, we're all super-rich and evil here...just like you said. No one here has ever suffered one bit, at all.
If you had ever spent any time here, finding out about people before judging them with your super-scantimonious attitude ("Just because I have a heart" ...), you'd find out that plenty of Freepers are suffering in this economy, just like yourself. Plenty of them do not have any health insurance, just like you.
However, unlike you, they don't think that because they lack the money to pay for health insurance, that someone else should be forced to pay for it. You call that "having a heart"...they call it theft of someone else's money. Your use of compassion is a shield you use to justify taking money form others to cover your own needs. That is what children do. Real conservatives have enough self-honesty to see it for what it is.
So conservatism consists of being against abortion and gay marriage and for guns? Everything else is a matter of the heart? I don’t know what you are, but it’s not in my book conservative.
“Do you know whay it’s like to live without health insurance”
Yes. I also know what it’s like to live without a car or nice clothes or steak dinners every night or a home of my own. I also don’t go around beghing fir other people to give them to me.
“especially when you are working and paying into the system?”
What system? If you’re working you can buy insurance, so long as you prioritize it. Unless you’re one of those uninsurables people are holding over our heads and for whose sake we are to overturn the industry, for some reason. Well, I hate to break it to you, but what they’re looking for isn’t insurance.
By the way, the dilemma you present is a perfect argument for why we should scrap medicaid, along with the rest of the Welfare State with its perverse incentives, not why we need to expand the bounds of socialism. As if we needed more reason than that we’re deadbeat broke.
“I am a Christian Conservative.”
You’re also a serial blogpimp.
All blogpimps go to hell. Did you know?