I for one always look forward to comments from non-Americans on American issues.
Here ya go..... a bit of tongue-in-cheek
Personally, I think Obama's bill didn't go far enough and should have covered things like government run brothels.
Why not??? One's sexual health is part of health, is it not?? So gov't run/monitored brothels would help to keep a lot of folks happy... not to mention safer from STD's...
... and if it gets passed in the States, (and it'd truly stir the pot) we'd eventually have it here in Oz as well.
Aye cap'n and what do Mrs. Starkers Say? Me thinks she be going to hog tie ye and prevent ye from sailing anytime in da near future.
Yer still a randy old sea dog.
Ye don't have ta wait for us Colonials fer ye health care. Ye just want ta ladies to not be spreading crustacians when ye visit us.
I don't finks mrs starkers 'd be bothered if'n tha guvverment 'ad state run bordellos... 'er knows I 'aven't got enuff booty ta sniff tha garter of a lady o ' tha night. As fer them crustashuns, crabs, lobsters, us'll 'ave sum o' them wiv curried cabbage on tha side..... aarrgghh.
On a serious note, I'm glad we have universal health care here in Oz, cos there's no way I could afford the insurance premium when I have several 'pre-existing conditions' that'd put it well out of my reach. I mightn't get the best care there is, and it took a while to get into the system, but I have received great treatment and a highl standard of care during all my recent visits to the specialist clinics at the local hospital.
I really can't understand why so many people over there are so against/afraid of it, universal health care. Sure governments can cock up, but geez, look at what private enterprise did to the banking sector over there.... bastards decimated it, and millions went down the gurgler as a result. I mean, I get it that some of you don't want to pay for anyone alse's health cover, but what goes around comes around. I paid in for years and never took anything back out while others did, but now I and dependent on that very system for the care I receive.