We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
That took my breath away! It was amusing to see the blonde chastise her friend because she didn't memorize the talking points. Then the brunette shared her own moonbeam health care philosophy, too.There is access to health care; the problem is people don't want to pay for it themselves; they want others to pay for it. People don't want to change their lifestyles, including spending habits, in order to have insurance. As a young, healthy male, 20 some odd years ago, barely paying my own bills, I chose to not purchase health care simple because it would have been a third of my pay for something I didn't need or use. As a married man, my priorities changed and so that was a good way of providing for my wife and future children.
As someone who grew up lower middle class (no safety net for us, Papa made a little too much money) and into the middle class, it is clearly apparent to me that the very poor and the rich (and the young and stupid) do not have a clue as far how much things cost. If you don't pay for it yourself or if it doesn't hurt financially, hang the expense. If you have to make a choice between $1500 oral surgery or pulling the tooth for $50.00, you pull the tooth. That is baby's college money.