Equivocally saying it is "acceptable" not to carry any type of insurance regardless of how it effects others seems a little extreme to me.
That is an empty statement. What about the costs that private insurance does not cover?And if they truly cannot afford it, then there's Medicaid for them.
The externalities associated with such practices have been shown to raise the cost of health care, and contribute to the majority of bankruptcies in the United States.How is that unfair OR un American? It's unfair that a business can choose whether or not to do business with you?
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
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Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.