I blog frequently about health care, reform and medicare. The posts don’t get many “likes” or reblogs. For myself, that’s OK - no one has to like what I blog because I blog for myself primarily (I blog about things that happen in this world that I’m enmeshed in); but I worry about the inattention my followers seem to give it. Enjoy your youth and your health while you’ll have it; may God forbid that you let things go to the point I have to where I have sleep apnea and need a CPAP machine to get a decent night’s sleep. May God forbid that you get cancer like this man has. My warning to you is you could become either one of us.
Conservatives and libertarians / objectivists have a pique of rejecting the notion that health care is a right in a developed nation like the United States. The explanations that fit best for me come from philosophy (solipsism) or social science (psychopathy or sociopathy). Then there is the misogyny of theocrats who would abolish health care for women if it creates and unconditional prohibition of abortion. It’s hard for me to to understand why they think so and can say as much without feeling guilt. What ever the case may be, I find the callousness of those who oppose universal health care, like single payer a threat to those who do not put energy in to supporting universal health care and themselves. I’m asking you to give more attention to healthcare in the USA not for those who are sick but for yourself because you can’t avoid entropy and you will become sick and need healthcare in your life some time in the future.