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Subject: Re: Ah, the Joys of Socialized Medicine Date: 2/17/2006 9:57 AM
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Why do we have to consider medical insurance and the ability to have it some kind of "reward" for some kind of "service"? Why can't very citizen be able to obtain it? I mean what's the hold up? The essentials of life dangling on a string in front of you, out of reach until you've jump through some friggin' hoop. A hoop decided on and rigged by people who are not made to jump through any hoops.

We don't have a consensus that a right to healthcare exists, just as we don't have a consensus that a right to food, clothing, shelter, wide screen TV's or the entertainment drug of your choice exists. These are examples of specific welfare, not general welfare. Military people are "rewarded" with healthcare as a contractual obligation. They serve and sacrifice for the general welfare.

We furthermore don't have a consensus that the federal government would be the right supplier or that a plan that won't sink our nation has yet been presented. A littany of complaints is not a plan. A littany of emotional appeals is not a plan. What we already have is a plan in place. It's not a perfect plan, but it has consensus, because the danger of specific welfare plans is well known. The countries that recognize a national right to healthcare are wallowing in econmic stagnation, not because they recognize a right to healthcare, but because the've opened a floodgate to specific welfare.

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