Krhazy, I could drop my insurance right now and take my chances. Save the cash, apply it toward whatever I want. Can you stop me? Should you be able to stop me from dropping my insurance?
No, you cannot stop me and you should not be able to stop me. Nor should the federal government. I should be able to take this risk if I want to. I can take all sorts of OTHER risks in my life that might lead to my death. I can take this one too. There is no reason I should not be able to. If I ended up dying, no one would have therefore administered a death penalty upon me. I am not being penalized by dying. I am simply facing a consequence of my own decision making. I took a chance and did not get the outcome I wanted.
The major problems inherent to our health care system are that we excuse people from all the natural potential consequences of this risk, and that we don't ration enough.
It is simply un****ingbelievable how much liberals are twisting this issue into a melodramatic appeal to pity over and over and over again. Grow up, people. Jesus H. Christ.
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Personally, I don't pretend to be able to tell others what their morality should be. One has to figure that out on their own. I am not going to preach to them or try to force them. I may try to reason with them, but mostly I can only hope to lead by example.
But, let's say we get rid of 50% of all government welfare and warfare programs and tell people if they think more needs to be done then they need to get busy doing it. Do you think people will be more inclined to donate to buying bombs for the military or to helping those in need? Or maybe they will send donations to Bank of America?
If they pay for people who won't save for their own healthcare expenses, then they are encouraging irresponsible behaviour instead of letting these people face the consequences of their poor decisions, i.e. the risk they took by not buying health insurance.
It's the libertarian position that makes no sense in reality.
Making people save for their healthcare instead of paying the bills for them through "charity care" is addressing the problem of costs.Unless, we address the problem of costs, "rationing" will be more common.
Well your wrong...these accidents happen everyday to more than one person in the country and it costs us all a FORTUNE....you cant just pooh pooh away facts.....and ron paul is dead wrong...everyone needs health care against accidents and accidents can very well be catastrophic....accidents arent planned and pre determined thats why they are called accidents.....
The problem actually is NOT those who die - it is those who get sick and DON'T die. The ones who end up ill for months lose their jobs and finally become just another burden on the tax payer.
Most countries with socialised medicine "get" this. Healthy population = productive population
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