Quote from biker nurse
Should People Who Do Not Take Care Of Themselves Be Able To Get Medicaid?(ie Non Compliant Diabetic)
Perhaps you meant "e.g.", not "i.e."
e.g. = for example
i.e. = that is
Because if you really meant "that is", why single out diabetics?
How about those who get pregnant but can't really afford kids, financially or emotionally? How about alcoholics? Drug addicts? Anyone with any disease who doesn't take their meds or follow their treatment plan? How about people who eat improperly and are obese or cachectic or develop atherosclerosis or acid damage to their teeth from vomiting or any other complication of not eating properly? Should any of these get welfare? Or even Medicare?
How about nurses who let themselves be forced to work overtime and then have an accident on the way home? Is this sane? Is it moral? The nurse should have known better and refused the forced OT.
How about those who have industrial accidents? They should have been more careful. It was their fault they cut their digits or appendages off. How about cops who get hurt in the line of duty? Surely they could have been more careful. Firefighters, too, and road crews. They should have seen that drunk driver coming and jumped out of the way. How about anyone else who chooses to work in a dangerous occupation and gets hurt - miners, fishing boat people, oil and gas workers, construction, factories, power company, cable TV, and telephone linemen, etc., including nurses who hurt their backs and shoulders and psyches? Should any of these be entitled to worker's comp? Medicaid when they go bankrupt from OTJ injuries? unemployment when they get fired for excessive absence?
Maybe the OP's paper can deal with "Sicko" and how different societies treat their people. It is a real eye-opener. In France, they can get a year off after childbirth. Here we get a stinking 12 weeks. 3 months vs. 12 months
In France or England, I forget which, they get unlimited sick days. Unlimited. Plus a day off to move if they are moving, for crying out loud. Here we are written up and can be fired if we take more than 4 sick day per year, even though we are granted 1 day (how generous) per month.
Maybe OP can write about the history of unions in this country - why they came into existence. The history of the common laborer - and, make no mistake, that includes nurses, no matter how much specialized education and skill we have.
Anyway, I'm not sure why you singled out diabetics to exclude from the welfare roles, but, as I said, maybe it was just a misuse of the abbreviation "i.e." and you didn't mean to single out diabetics. I do think that recipients of transplanted organs should get only 1 chance, unless the surgery is somehow done incorrectly. Particularly drug users and other criminals - these should definitely get only 1 new kidney or pancreas or whatever organ - if they should get any at all. Here's a topic - should criminals get transplants or should transplants go only to non-convicts.
Maybe she could write about "Should Mentally Ill Persons Who Can't Take Care of Even Themselves Really Have The Right To Reproduce?"