"...This health care thing touches some kind of primal nerve, for certain. I think it’s the abandonment issue: so many millions needing care, while greedy politicians scurry to protect the insurance companies! Nothing pushes my buttons faster than that, and I turn blacker than your darkest fear. It’s easy for me, I slot right in, because I was abandoned, essentially. All my siblings were. In many respects, my parents suffered growing up, too. A cascade of parenting failure, howling torrents of pain. Fun stuff, chilluns. So it bothers me especially hard that the richest goddamn country on the face of the earth is actually debating whether we should all take care of each other. It seems to me to be a given: stop building atom bombs, pay the doctors, save the children. Is this so hard?
When it comes right down to it, though, this is the only thing I want my country to do. That’s it, give us health care. If they have to stop building multi-million dollar remotely piloted high-tech drones to blow up brown people in mud huts on the other side of the world, so be it. Steal us blind. Lie to us. Have however many mistresses you want.
But give the people health care, by God, or fail the test of basic humanity and never talk to me again."
Seems like people everywhere want health care. Who woulda thunk it?