Learning that no one in America even had health care before the 1920's,and people did pretty well without it, was interesting. Doctors took care of people because they cared for them. Many doctors and veterinarians had barter systems, where those they took care of paid them in food, or some other form of payment, that wasn't money. With our health insurance system, it has become all about money, and service suffers when people do things just for money. Because then hospitals, doctors, and nurses go into health care just for the paycheck. I have a relative who is a nurse, and while she is somewhat compassionate, she simply has a lot of college debt she has to pay off and isn't really in the field because she cares about people. So the following are three things we can to to return health care to respectability and cure American citizens from the ridiculous idea that it is their employers job or the government's job to get them health care.
First, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs cost Americans $700 billion a year in costs related to crime, lost work, productivity, and health care. That is enough to pay off our $20 trillion national debt in 30 years. Life is tremendously enjoyable without alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. I know, because I've always lived that way, and have no regrets whatsoever. I am not desensitized, and I have full use of my mental faculties. To those who do use the aforementioned three, the brain is neuroplastic, and when you stop using them, it can reshape itself and eliminate any negative effects that you are having from using them.
Second, the average American wastes 9 fully years of their life watching the idiot box. This is bad for our nation's health on a number of levels. Studies have shown that sitting down for extended periods of time is just as bad for our health as smoking. Also, watching television is a mindless exercise, so not only are we affecting our physical health, but our minds are being literally stupified. We become incapable of reason, and can only feel. In other words, if something does not appeal to our senses, particularly sight, and sound, we reject it as untrue. We don't realize it but television brainwashes us to believe only what we see and hear on it, must be true. Hundreds of millions of humans are unaware they have been brainwashed to believe that they must have a certain kind of house, a certain kind of car, and certain products or cloths to be happy and accepted. So their happiness is a slave to materialistic nonsense. Then, when they get what they want, they are even more unhappy, because they learn that things don't make you happy. All this time in front of the television is total waste when we consider that just 15 minutes of quality reading a day gives the average American 5 free college educations in our lifetime. So while we neglect real reading, we embrace mindless activities. Also, reading requires one to take symbols and transform them into images, which is not a passive activity, like watching the idiot box. Just as lifting weights is required to strengthen the body, so reading is required to strengthen the mind.
Third, sex outside of marriage is very damaging to a society and increases the cost of healthcare stratospherically. We now have 1/3rd of Americans with STD's. These rates are catastrophically higher than what they were in 1940, before Kinsey's ridiculous and fraudulent Sex studies were unleashed on our nation and which sabotaged us. Also, porn is ripping apart marriages, leading to more single mothers raising dysfunctional boys and girls, and the cycle keeps repeating itself. 58% of all divorces are due to porn use. Porn should be illegal. It is not a free speech issue, it is a case of national survival. Nations that have low birth rates/fertility rates always do badly economically. With the legalization of birth control in 1965,and of abortion in 1973 our nation has been destroyed with low birth rates and we have been trying to solve the problem by allowing illegal immigrants in our nation. Well, that is destroying our culture and heritage. If a nation wants to grow, it needs to have children. Also, lost in the shuffle is the fact that health insurance and social security are underfunded because at least 60 million babies have been aborted since 1973, and 300 million have been contracepted away at least. If we would have had those children, we'd be a mightier nation, and the technologies we have now would be vastly improved as well. Children that are conceived in a moral society always lead to prosperity. Also, homosexuality is jacking the price of health insurance way higher, as homosexuals have life expectancy's that are 20 years less than heterosexuals, and have higher rates of AIDS, STD's, suicides, pedophilia, domestic abuse, and addiction. Since the ridiculous Lawrence decision in 2003 by our clueless SCOTUS, disease and health problems in the homosexual community has skyrocketed. Foolish Americans don't like to be bothered with facts though.
So, please don't complain about health care if you are watching television, having sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman, and that includes porn, or using drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. Fix yourself, and our nation will fix itself. Let us listen to a man who preached good words but lived a bad life. JFK said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country".