What are the poor people working minimum wage supposed to do without national healthcare? Most retail, restaurant, gas station, etc, businesses deliberately refuse to allow most non-manager employees to even work 40 hours/week so that they don't have to provide benefits of any kind. Someone has to do the sh*t jobs. Are these people supposed to go without healthcare? These are the people who don't make enough in their weekly paycheck to even pay for regular doctor's visits much of the time let alone pay for expensive procedures. And yet the rest of the American population relies on the people working these sh*t jobs. I don't see anyone in Congress pushing for a bill to force rich corporations like McDonald's to offer decent healthcare to their employees that doesn't involve taking half of the employee's paycheck every week. Why the hell not? Fast food and retail companies often do offer a "joke" of a health insurance program, one that takes away half the pay check of the employee only to give a worthless insurance program in return that often isn't any cheaper than if the person had bought it himself independently. And these people usually don't really have enough to live on to begin with. So they can hardly afford to have a huge chunk of their paycheck taken away for worthless garbage in return. Ironically, in many counties and states, people who don't work at all can qualify for a state or county healthcare program that pays for outpatient care. But as soon as many of these people take a job at McDonalds, Taco Bell, or Kmart, all of a sudden they have to give up both their healthcare and food stamps. What the hell kind of system is that where people get penalized for working? People say it's un-American to consider socialized medicine. Is it not also un-American to be selfish and not take care of people working sh*t jobs? Someone has to work them. What are these people? Trash? Are we better than they are? To be American apparently means you don't have a conscience and you're the only one that matters.