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By Anonymous - / Saturday 7 March 2015 10:34 / United Kingdom
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I'd rather pay taxes and have a few people be a burden on the system than have people dying of treatable diseases because they can't afford treatment.

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As you're saying socialized instead of socialised, you're from the US, where it costs a shit load of money to get sick, or even be seen by a doctor, especially if you don't have insurance. We are saving lives because we will treat people without bankrupting them, although not all treatment is free. Yes the healthcare system is strained at the moment, but that's because we have so many NHS bosses that don't do anything other than get large bonuses, and not enough medical staff or supplies.

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As someone who has had multiple back surgeries, I understand your pain. stay active or you will screw yourself. It's not the end of the world, you just have to get some job training to do something you can do from home. even if it's a lot of work for a little bit of money, something is better than nothing and you can earn your self respect back as well as the respect of your in-laws. If you won't work after your surgeries, maybe they are right.

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I never said private healthcare was perfect. I just stated a problem with socialized healthcare. The bad thing about private healthcare is that it's expensive and many people can't afford it. The good thing about private healthcare is that as long as you, or someone, is paying for the healthcare, there's almost never any trouble getting it, and anyone you're paying to care for you is happy to do it. The bad thing about socialized healthcare is that access becomes limited. And don't assume that I

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#53 America's private health system becomes pretty immoral when people, no matter what their incomes, have Chronic diseases.

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#59, if you think government-run healthcare is any better, you're wrong. Just ask our nation's veterans, or people in other countries who have to wait for months on end to receive treatment for things that really need immediate attention. And, #60, I'll take you seriously when have a real counterargument.

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Um... as an American, there's already a lot of waiting to get health care because insurance companies are often very "ho hum" about whether they'll even approve the surgery you need to avoid a life-threatening complication. Also, I find that insurance companies are a lot more likely to deny you coverage (and thus denying you the actual surgery because a lot of doctors won't perform one if you don't have insurance, even if you have the money) simply because it benefits their pocketbook

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Agreed, I think it's safe to assume they don't like OP rather than this just being about the cost to the NHS though! I hope your partner heard or will believe you, they're wishing being a widow(er) on him/her, that's awful too.

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Omg OP I'm so sorry they seriously have issues to say something as cruel as that I hope you have a successful surgery and don't let those jerk offs get to you just keep your focus on your recovery.

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They're seriously horrible people! I wouldn't wish death on anybody, even an enemy, let alone someone that has health issues and is getting a chance to get those health issues corrected! So horrible!

That's honestly so inconsiderate. If you aren't comfortable with saying something, maybe talk to your partner. They don't just give surgeries for nothing, so they should just stop. All life has value.

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