This weekend, a very worthy group called Remote Area Medical will be in Ooltewah setting up a free clinic (http://www.ramusa.org/#!about-us/c172w). Their mission statement is:
"To prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free quality healthcare to those in need."
First, donate to them. They do good things.
Second, the United States has the richest economy in the world, with $17.5 trillion in purchasing power (http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/rich-countries/the-10-richest-economies-in-the-world-in-2014/10/).
Third, look at this map:
The green areas represent countries with universal healthcare. Notice the western hemisphere. Notice specifically the NOT green areas. Yep, the United States, with the richest economy in the world, does not make affordable healthcare available to EVERYONE. Healthcare costs in the United States are such that an organization such as Remote Area Medical sees the need to provide free clinics inside the United States.
And THAT, my friends is something that embarrasses and disgusts me, and I hope it embarrasses and disgusts you as well, regardless of your politics.