The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that “Rising medical needs in the U.S. are creating new opportunities for Mexico’s health care industry…With health care costs in Mexico available at a fraction of U.S. prices, Mexican facilities can help fill a growing demand for services including dentistry, surgery, long-term care and assisted living.”
So in this hollow argument about the pre-Obama U.S. medical system being the best in the world, what is really meant is that the U.S. health care system has been the best for those that can pay the most. Actually, the Mexican health care system has been a better option for many Americans. If the U.S. system has been a system that divides Americans in two, those that have insurance and those that don’t, the Mexican health care system is surely the better system for American have-nots.
It doesn’t matter if you have the best, but can’t afford it. Numerous other countries have impressive medical systems that provide quality health care to the broadest section of the population. That is why many Europeans and Israelis enjoy a longer, healthier life.
Obama and the left do not have all the answers. But lets not demonize the national health care options that are advancing as socialist. Socialist? Can’t we just talk about something that is the humanitarian thing to do? Why can’t we just think of it as an opportunity to raise us all? Because without a healthy population, all else fails. It sickens me that my pest control workers ever have to go to Mexico for affordable health care. I pray for the day that will not have to happen. But what do I know? I’m just a struggling owner of a small pest control company in southern California.
Hearts Pest Management has taken a stand on pest control worker health care.