I do not receive those goods/services because I cannot pay
The doctor does not receive compensation for the goods/services he provided
The doctor’s other patients foot the bill for the goods/services I received
The taxpayers foot the bill for the goods/services I received
How is it at all "fair" to force someone to pay for goods and services provided to someone else?
But I DO find -your- question rather ironic, given that -you- have no issue assuming that -you- have some standing to define for the rest of us our responsibilities in this regard.
Who the hell are YOU?
Under my preferred system, everyone would be required to take care of themselves by buying a health care plan of their choice, and those who couldn't afford it would be subsidized by the government. Hospitals would get paid, everyone would get treated, and the only people who would be subsidized by the taxpayers were those who couldn't afford insurance.
Under your preferred system, hospitals would be allowed to reject ER patients (including those who had insurance) if the hospital could not determine their ability to pay at the time, allowing them to die on the sidewalk in front of the hospital instead.
I'll let those systems speak for themselves, regarding which is more practical.
Last edited by Kandahar; 09-16-09 at 02:59 PM.
Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
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