The inclusion of a Health Care for America Now! sign in a Justin Bieber video wasn’t an accident.
Apparently, according to the latest issue of Rolling Stone, the teen heartthrob has clear views on the subject, shaped as part of his Canadian pride:
The Canadian-born Bieber never plans on becoming an American citizen. “You guys are evil,” he jokes. “Canada’s the best country in the world.” He adds, “We go to the doctor and we don’t need to worry about paying him, but here, your whole life, you’re broke because of medical bills. My bodyguard’s baby was premature, and now he has to pay for it. In Canada, if your baby’s premature, he stays in the hospital as long as he needs to, and then you go home.”
Not that we would endorse Bieber’s full political agenda–from the nationalism to his comments in the article on abortion that were admittedly not fully thought out.
But that doesn’t detract from the fact that the pop star is right that our current system leaves some people broke, and all of us more financially insecure.