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Subject:  Re: Is health care a right? Date:  10/12/2010  12:12 PM
Author:  arrete Number:  533739 of 725990

When advocates of "free" government health care simply state that a prosperous and compassionate society should want to provide for all of its people as a humanitarian basis for it, at least that's a matter of opinion.

A prosperous and compassionate society should want to provide for the "less fortunate". Its called charity. Providing for another via the barrel of a gun is NOT charity.
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I must say, I'm a bit confused. There are already a plethora of health care programs for those who truly cannot afford to pay - Medicaid, state and county clinics with very low cost or free vaccines, etc. and probably a bunch of other free or low cost programs that I don't know about. Then there are low cost meds at WallMart, Walgreens and others. And there are lots of free or low cost access to high cost meds if you contact the maker of the med. Cancer meds and such.

If I really needed help, I'd trot along what I call Church Row in my neighborhood, and ask for help from the various churchs. I bet I'd get it.

Example of county-based assistance:
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/health1a.htm

arrete
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