What Do You Think Should Be Free? Here’s How People Responded.

I know my answer to this question!

How about HEALTH CARE in the United States? Wouldn’t that be nice?

I know some Americans like to say that we have the best health care in the world and that might be true…if you have a good job and good benefits. But a whole lot of folks out there in this country can’t even go see a doctor because they simply can’t afford it.

Okay, that’s my speech for the day.

What do you think should be free?

AskReddit users shared their thoughts.

1. Why am I paying for this?


I find it ridiculous that we have to pay so much for something we are required to have on us at all times.”

2. That’s lame.

“Beaches and public parks.

I’m from California where all of the beaches are free for everybody to use.

It baffles me when I travel and find other beaches aren’t free.


3. A great idea.

“School lunch for all kids.

A city near me tested free breakfast for all elementary students and test scores went up.”

4. When you gotta go…

“Using the toilet.

I’m looking at you and your stupid pay toilets, Europe!

As well as any convenience store/fast food joint that tries to refuse the restroom to non-customers, especially if there isn’t a nearby public option.”

5. I agree!

“Hospital parking.

Where I live, parking garages at public hospitals all seem to be run by private companies and the fees are nuts.

It’s a huge amount of pressure to put on people who are already under stress.”

6. Ridiculous.

“If you ask me, a single ambulance ride shouldn’t cost as much as a Lamborghini.”

7. There you go.

“Government identification.

Drug testing

Criminal record checks.”

8. Yes!

“Medication, especially anything required for survival.

No reason I should have to choose between paying for insulin or paying for food/shelter/education.

My body cannot produce it on its own, and I have no choice but to buy it.”

9. Should be free.

“Mental health support.

The fact that you need to pay someone to listen to you really shows how f**ked the world is.”

10. Fill ‘er up.

“The air machines at gas stations.

It’s air for cryin’ out loud.

How you gonna refuse me some air for my tires just because I don’t have any change on me?”

11. Good point.

“I’m a man, but imo feminine hygiene products should be free.

As a cashier full time, it feels wrong to tell a high school girl she’s a dollar short so I can’t let her leave with her hygiene products.

For one, I’m a guy, and can’t fathom that discomfort, and that’s not even to mention the fact that it is probably extremely embarrassing for her, and a messy inconvenience, especially if that was her only option, in public.

For the record, I bought her tampons for her.

It’s f**ked that these aren’t free for women.”

12. That would be nice.

“Glasses or eye contacts.

Why do I need to pay so much just to be able to see?”

13. Let’s hope so. Forever.


Anyone who thinks ‘Netflix for Books’ is a viable business model that could possibly replace the numerous services your local library provides — especially to those people who by definition couldn’t afford a subscription model — is exactly the kind of person who could probably benefit by spending more time in a library.”

What do YOU think should be free?

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