For far too long, citizens of this country have had insurance and medical bills higher than their mortgage. Whether it was because their insurance refused to pay their bills so that they could benefit rather than care for their patients, or because their insurance hiked up their rates once the Affordable Care Act became law, or because hospitals charged thousands for small procedures and a bed, Americans have been absolutely wronged by their health care providers. And we’re tired of it.
Why should schools require so much wealth from their medical students? Is being a health care provider not for the smart and caring, but for the rich? Our medical school system sure seems to think so.
Why should hospitals require thousands of dollars for something simple like an X-Ray, or some fluids when a person is sick? Our health care providers are among the wealthiest in this country. Those with debt from medical bills are among the poorest.
Why should our insurance companies, those who are supposed to protect us, benefit from our illnesses? They make Americans pay billions to them, and they refuse to do their job and take care of us when we are in need.
And finally, why should we be paying pharmaceutical companies billions for our medicine? And why is our Congress legally unable to stand up to them? Why can they do and charge whatever they feel without their government being able to govern them. They must serve the people, it should not be the other way around.
Our health care system leaves out the poor. It eliminates them from receiving necessary medication and treatment. Being poor should not be a death sentence, yet our health care providers treat it like it is. Our hospitals and insurance companies must stop turning away low-income Americans; they are not disposable, they have inherent human worth.
We cannot continue to allow our medical schools to charge so much that it leaves some of the most important jobs in this country to the wealthy rather than the talented. We cannot continue to allow our hospitals to charge thousands and thousands for small treatments, or millions for larger ones. They extort people during their greatest time of need and it must end. We cannot continue to allow our insurance companies to let us down when we need them most. We cannot continue to let pharmaceutical companies do whatever they choose without any repercussion or consequence. And we cannot continue to dispose of low-income Americans because they are ill. Poverty ≠ death.
Yes, the Affordable Care Act has had some major consequences, but it was the first bill to seek making health care universal. That is an accomplishment, but ObamaCare is not enough. We must reform our entire health care system, so that all Americans may afford treatment they so desperately need. We must reform so that our health care providers may stop benefiting from our downfall.
It is time for a change. I am willing to make that change.
A vote for me is a vote for your health, for your children’s health, and for generations to come’s health. A vote for Thor is a vote for America!