So, you were against the eradication of Polio in America?
How would you ever draw the conclusion that I'm a proponent of polio? Seriously?
TA, I'm afraid we probably have VERY different ideas of what a humane, civilized society should be.
I bet we DON'T!! I'm NOT saying people should NOT help those in need. NOT AT ALL! I think it's our moral obligation
to do so. But that's just it... it's a MORAL OBLIGATION. And it's not governments' place to enforce morality
. Nor do I think government-sanctioned theft is a moral action. Money surrendered out of coercion and duress isn't charity. Not in the least. Let's extend the concept...
If your neighbor comes over to your house, points a gun in your chest and says "give me money for my kid's cancer treatment" he's a criminal. But when the government does it... we consider it "honorable" and exercising a "right". Functionally, there is no difference, except the government owns the courts!
"Well, I don't want to pay for it!" card.
Bull shite. I don't mind paying for it. I deplore being FORCED to pay for one's definition of morality
The problem is that we have all these duplicate systems of admistering health care, Medicare, Medicaide, VA, whatever system Congress is on, ACA, public hospitals...
Right. So let's solve that problem. Eliminate them. Everybody pays for themselves. Nothing will be simpler, cheaper, more effecient, more effective, and free of corruption and waste. You can have a small footprint, or you can cover everyone. But in a country of 311,591,917 citizens you can't have both.
If we coulsd actually agree that it is the right thing for our society to provide health care to our people
It isn't what's best for our society. A society constructed upon dependence on a slim minority of it's citizens (aka "the rich") isn't healthy --regardless of how many doctors it provides.
Dependency based upon disparity of income isn't a trait of healthy culture. If so, the antebellum south would be a model of "health".
This post was edited on 11/29 at 1:35 pm