The Case for Health Care Reform

There has been much debate as of the state of health care in these United States.  Some believe Uncle Sam should cover all costs while others, with a vehement “NO!” oppose this kind of system.

There are valid arguments on both sides I’m sure.

However, I believe a better argument for “free health care” was apparently made by a resident of Thousand Oaks, California.



During a protest, a supporter of health care reform allegedly bit off the finger of a man who opposes health care reform.

Finger bitten off during California health protest

Before we judge a man who bit off a 65-year-old man’s left pinky, he was only trying to make the point that the eventual reattachment of the digit would have been free if Congress and the President get their way.

Gotta give it to the man at least for going the extra mile with the visual, albeit a painful one.

9 Responses to The Case for Health Care Reform

  1. KRIS says:

    That is new take on it Laz. I can say that possibly, if the Health Care plan would pass as is was, the cost for the re-attachment of the 65 yr old’s finger may or may not have passed the rationing test.

  2. Paul says:

    My pinkie, my pinkie, my kingdom for a pinkie but I guess he has that terrible Medicare a “Single-payer health care insurance” what a hypocrite. Did the little pinkie cry “Wee-wee-wee!” all the way home? It real should have been his right pinky finger that would have been a better story. They are haters not debaters.

  3. Montana says:

    All we have here is one side to the story, like many other immature men he just used physical violence because he was not able to articulate his position or use his brain to avoid one, never had the misfortune to be in a brawl myself, I only pity this man who felt the need to bunch his hand into someone’s mouth, so now all of you can claim he is something of a innocent victim. Walking away takes maturity some men have it others do not. What a pity.

  4. Paul says:

    He is trying to expand healthcare to everyone, so we do not have to pay the crazy prices for emergency room care, which all of us pay anyway. I agree with Montana, especially her pointing out that the old guy could have defused and controlled the situation by simply moving away but he seem very happy content with the attention and outcome. Could it be he wanted to be the new idol to be worship, a new hero whose poster will be going up in wingnuts closets around the country? Or it could be he just wanted others to claim he was a victim and be on TV (he was quick to run to “Fake News”).

  5. Laz says:

    Walking away does take maturity but it takes a lot less of it to avoid biting off someone’s finger.

  6. Laz says:

    So since the “old guy” could have defused does that mean that no charges are to be pressed for the person who bit his digit off?

  7. Paul says:

    We are all adults here, and as adults we know there are consequences for are actions, so if you do not agree with his views on healthcare, you can a) do nothing, b) vote for him, c) not vote for him, d) protest and picket, its your choice, live the dream!

    It all comes down to what you believe, either you are your brother’s keeper or are not. The healthcare system is broken, even when you play by the rules, because even when you are working and come down with something serious the insurance company can deny your claim and you are stuck using you own funds and filing for bankruptcy when these same insurance companies are paying out bonuses to those employees that deny claims and on top of that the same companies show record profits. We are already paying for emergency room care anyway for those without healthcare, it makes sense to me to cover everyone and not pay 10-20 times more for emergency room care.

  8. Laz says:

    No one is arguing that the current health care system is not broken. The question some people have is whether or not a government run system will be better.

    Ideally, free or low-cost health care would be awesome, who wouldn’t want that? However, the debate on how feasible this is will remain a fierce one.

    By the way you left out one option on your list: e) bite someone’s finger off

  9. Mike says:

    I’d like to see the Fed assist health care providers in making their own transition to a Mayo type setup that is less expensive and provides high quality, but anything that leaves the Government having a permanent roll is questionable as to how that is a benefit.

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