In Florida the very first case of tuberculosis that’s resistant to
drugs reared its ugly head. The taxpayers of Florida spent $500,000 to
treat the person with the disease and were happy to do it. Tuberculosis
is a highly contagious disease and can easily be spread from person to
person. So this one person in Florida could have very easily passed
this drug resistant-disease to others and nobody knows for sure if the
disease was passed to others or not.
In some countries there is a form of AIDS and malaria that are
resistant to drugs. In the United States we have millions of people
with no health insurance or not enough health insurance. With the cost
of $500,000 of taxpayer money in Florida to treat this one person for a
drug-resistant disease, imagine what millions of people without health
care across the United States would cost to treat?
Now ask yourself, “do we need health care reform?”