I think that our tax dollars pay for alot of the healthcare that people receive. Not to
sound horrible. But I think that the socioeconomic level of people plays a major role.
People, who are uneducated, have lower paying jobs and don’t practice eating healthy
because they think it’s too expensive, don’t care how others portray them. On the other hand, people that have a higher socioeconomic level, they have higher paying jobs, tend to have the money to try and eat right, can afford a gym membership, care how they look. This is just my opinion and it doesn’t always happen that way. People take advantage of things that don’t come straight out of their pocket book. If they had to pay for it right out of their pocket I think things would change. The systems we have in place our ineffective including insurance.
But wait! It gets better. Here's the typical IAWTC for this class:
I am right with you there. People should be held responsible. What better way to
change things, make people responsible. They can go afford to buy a pack of cigarettes to give them cancer for who knows how many years they should be able to pay for the consequences they are investing in over those years.
I wanted to say, "I reeeeeally hope someone like you isn't in charge when those Quarter Pounders with cheese catch up to you one day, as they inevitably will, you SCUM SUCKING YET UNFORTUNATELY REPRESENTATIVE ASSHOLES." But this is what I said instead:
It seems a bit harsh to simply say people deserve what they have coming to them. We all have bad habits that we may have begun when we were younger and more ignorant, and are perhaps struggling with now. I hate to think that we would lack the compassion to understand that people make mistakes, and often need help to change their lives for the better.
I'm not saying there aren't people out there who just don't care. But as *public policy*, I see denial of service to people on the basis of their lifestyle choices to be contrary to the teaching spirit of health promotion. How can anyone achieve wellness if mistakes are punished by denial of services? Also, such policy opens the door for the loss of many freedoms... how soon till we are denied health insurance because we have high cholesterol? Or because we come from a family with a history of cancer? It is a judgemental and dangerous point of view, in my opinion.
I left out anything about HIV/AIDS. I just couldn't bear it. OMG I'm so pissed right now. This is definitely detrimental to my ability to write the second essay I have to have finished by midnight. MOTHER PUSS BUCKETS.