This weekend marks the second anniversary of Obamacare. When he signed it into law last year (despite most polls showing the majority of the people did not want it) he probably did not know that some of its policies violated the Constitution and thus would have to be looked at in the Supreme Court.
So is healthcare a basic human right?
Well, many on the left think so and that is why it was shoved down our throats. However, the answer is rather obvious: NO!!!!!! Now I do believe everyone needs to have access to affordable healthcare. The current system is not perfect and insurance companies should be seriously looked at, however this is not an excuse to put in progressive medicine to kill off a free market because some people think it is a basic human right.
A true basic human right would be the right to be able to do something and not receive something instead. Real basic human rights should belong to all of us unless we take other peoples' human rights. The government is taking other peoples' rights away when they say everyone should receive healthcare for free because when we have to pay for someone else's healthcare that takes away our right to keep what we earn. Human rights should not conflict with each other and that is the bottom line and they should also above all not make us slaves to our government.
Also, by forcing people who do not believe in national healthcare to pay for other peoples' healthcare is also threatening their rights.
Also, can you define healthcare? Its rather difficult to define healthcare. What does healthcare include? What is involved in healthcare? What does it do?
Also what about clean water, food, houses, and clothes? Why isn't the government giving those away for free? Wouldn't those be seen as basic human rights to many liberals? This is a great danger in this age: people feeling entitled to everything and expect someone else to pay for it.
Why shouldn't healthcare be a right? All you say here is that other people will be bothered by paying for others healthcare. That's the same that happens in an insurance company, you're already paying for other's health except you're also paying for company profits on top of your healthcare and countless others.
No, it's much better to let the poor become a sick, unhealthy lot of disease vectors so that when a virulent disease comes along, it spreads like wildfire. However, we will save so much money by denying pre-existing conditions and letting our elderly die slow, painful deaths that everyone will be happy.
The thing about health care is that it's an investment. By allowing people to take care of themselves before they end up critical and contagious at the county ER (where we end up and pay for them anyways), why not get them in there before the expensive critical care is needed?
And just so we're clear, who decides if healthcare is a right? Those with health care already or those who need it?
It is just my opinion to why healthcare is not a right. Everyone has different opinions.
I never said we should let poor people become sick and I believe that everyone should have access to affordable healthcare, but that is not a good excuse to put on progressive medicine and force everyone to pay a penalty.
A good plan I found would be this one:
1.) Complete repeal of Obamacare.
2.) Make all health plans, including health savings accounts, fully tax deductible.
3.) Allow people to buy insurance over state lines.
5.) Have a strong medical litigation reform to reduce defensive medicine.
6.) Liberalize license laws to stop the artificial restriction of physicians.
7.) Reform the FDA with market based reforms to make the drug approval proccess quicker and less expensive.
8.) Turn Medicaid into a block grant based program in which states have much more control.
9.) Bring market reforms to Medicare that allows for competition and choice as well as much more cost sharing.
10.) Use federal incentives to get rid of state laws that encourage hospital mergers and consolidation, which lead to monopolies.
11.) Allow small businesses to pool together to buy group health insurance.
I see your points from the view of a young taxpayer with no medical problems or expenses. However, having worked with those in poverty, those stricken by disasters, terminal illnesses, accidents, deadly outbreaks, premature births, low incomes, mid-level incomes and even those on current Veteran's Administration and Medicare programs, I can tell you this plan you have is completely inadequate and dangerous. Insurance companies will do all they can not to pay a dime, and if you don't believe me, look at what happened in Florida in 2004. It sparked insurance reform country wide. Likewise, the protection of "Obamacare" for those with pre-existing conditions is a godsend for those with chronic illnesses who have been dropped by their insurance companies because keeping them alive is too expensive. And I'm not talking about those in nursing homes or comas, I'm talking about people with treatable cancer or auto-immune diseases or diabetes or asthma.
If your idea of health care in America is "survival of the fittest", then your plan is excellent. Let the weak and poor die, and the rest will live. People living on $20,000 a year with four children cannot afford to have a "savings" account for health care. They are having enough problems feeding and clothing their children. The elderly on low fixed incomes due to congress raiding all the funds they paid into Social Security dying because Medicare is inadequate are having to decide between medicine and food, medicine and rent, medicine and life. The vast majority of Americans on welfare in this country are children.
Allowing these people to drop out of our health care system is tantamount to eugenics. If they're too sick or disabled and need public assistance, let them die. If they're too old and sick, let them die. If they couldn't make enough money to buy health insurance, let them die.
We used to have homes for widows and orphans in this country because there was no organized assistance available. Those in need had to rely on the charity of others, of people like you. I've been down there in the trenches, and it's not pretty. We're not very far from a global pandemic, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control are working as fast as they can to get on top of it. However, if we get another virus like the one that killed so many millions in 1918 and 1919, when people traveled overseas by ship, think of what will happen when it gets on passenger planes. In Philadelphia, people would be talking on the street when one would just drop dead from the flu, no warning.
Someone needs to make sure people are vaccinated to avoid this situation. Someone needs to get this information out. Someone needs to find a way to help all Americans stay healthy if for no other reason that it protects the rest of us from illness.
Do you think private insurance companies will do that? Don't bet on it.
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