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Subject:  Re: Is health care a right? Date:  10/12/2010  10:25 AM
Author:  ariechert Number:  533703 of 794354

“Fundamentally, there are only two ways of coordinating the economic activities of millions. One is central direction involving the use of coercion. The other is voluntary cooperation of individuals.”“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens against crimes against themselves or their property.”“When government tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the costs come in inefficiency, lack of innovation and loss of freedom."

And if government weren't involved in healthcare there would be 10 times as many doctors, with one on every corner. You could go in Wal-Mart and see the doctor for $5.00 and get a prescription. People with terminal cancer could stay at home and shoot up heroin and stay high as a kite while slowing dying of cancer until their cancer got too advanced at which point they or one of their family could give them an extra large dose and put them to sleep forever. Without government healthcare would be cheap. The