Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 | 2 a.m.
Health care should be available to everyone, but unfortunately, that has not been the case.
In recent years, it has only become a larger problem, as many people were out of work or collecting unemployment insurance while seeking employment or employers were dropping their health insurance to save money.
In either case, people seeking to acquire health insurance were denied if they had any type of pre-existing condition, no matter how insignificant. Or if you were accepted with a health care insurance plan, the first time any major medical issue arose, your health care could and possibly would be canceled.
Health care costs have been skyrocketing for years and only getting more out of control with no ceiling in sight to stop it.
I see universal health care as a road map for “we the people,” not an individual road map for “me the people.” It unites all of us under one universal plan with numerous options for everyone.
Opponents have been talking the same story for years — that there is a better way — but offering no proof or answers.
Universal health care is a solid foundation for getting things moving in the right direction. It is a much-needed program that should have been seriously addressed many years and lives ago. It is a living document that will be changed and improved.
I see this as an American humanitarian program for all Americans. It benefits all walks of life: the rich, middle class and below middle class.
Bringing health care costs under control and spreading health care insurance costs across the board for everyone indeed moves America in the right direction for caring for all its citizens.