Still talking about healthcare?

I guess we are. I have totally zoned out of the topic, but people haven’t yet. At least the late night shows are on August recess and we are spared of some uncalled for jokes.

But you don’t been Jon Stewart to create soundbites. This weekend, one soundbite got prevalent that it even reached me. The soundbite, the Facebook status that could change the world (according to ever sensational TIME magazine), read as follow:

“No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick. If you agree, join us in posting this as your status for the rest of the day.”

Despite the fact that that message concerns only the Americans with their shithole healthcare, I now see it everywhere. Someone who wrote a little too extensively on the healthcare, I find such oneliners extremely disturbing to the real debate about the healthcare. This morning, I replied with my own soundbite, 139 letters, Twitter-style.

“No one should die because NHS won’t foot their medical bill. No one should go broke because the others get sick. If you agree, repost this.”

Sorry, that statement doesn’t make sense but the statement to which i am responding make little sense too. People die because they cannot afford healthcare, and they sometimes go broke because of their sicknesses, but the healthcare reform won’t change that–if the politicians are more sincere about the reform, what they should be talking about is the subsidies on the medical operators, so that an affordable healthcare can materialize.


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