Lucky for me, I didn’t have anything life threatening… just chronic. But yeah… Universal Healthcare isn’t about politics, it’s about who lives, and who dies. I would gladly pay a little bit more for my taxes so that everyone has a chance at life. Gladly.
The question on Quora was “didn’t a majority of Americans have medical coverage before Obamacare”?
I thought about the answer. This is one of those issue in which I had — still have — a gigantic personal stake. I’m one of those people who would never get insurance without laws forcing them to give it to me. Maybe a majority of working adults had medical coverage, but among those who were not — for whatever reason — working, mostly, they had nothing. This includes disabled people, old people, people injured and unable to return to work. And, of course, children.
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