basic healthcare is a right
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everyone has a right to take what they need to survive from the earth, the resoures. food, healthcare, the basics. when we create property rights and exclude people from resources, we have to make up for it in our laws. people may or may not be able to afford healthcare under a free market. therefore, unless we're willing to give people land and property and a way to make ends meet, the government is obligated to ensure a basic to everyone.
Some would retort that the government is there to distribute money to help the poor and underprivileged, raising the income of a family, thereby reducing the strain on the healthcare cost. I put forth this question, "Where does this money come from?" If the government is giving money to the lower classes where does the money to do so come from? It comes from one of two sources, one source is that the government prints from the bank. That brings problems with itself in the form of inflation, the more a government prints money the more the value of the money goes down. An example would be Germany in 1921 After World War 1. Germany under war debts turned to printing money to pay it's debts off but the repercussions were traumatic to the country as at one point 1 US dollar equaled 800 German Marks. *
Of course the more favored way is to tax the upper echelon for the money needed to give to lower class. Although there lies the poison apple that many countries are biting today. If one's country puts a heavy tax on the class that is sustaining the economy such as Walmart, Target, Ford, Apple, Xbox, and the "1%" that make all the money and provide all our needs to survive than those businesses and people would be making an income equal to a middle class family but still trying to support their businesses and slowly but surely the business would die off. Plus those working hard in the middle class and being taxed to death for the sake of the poor at one point would say, "Screw this if I am working hard to make less than those who don't work than I would rather not work and get the benefits." This would led to a degenerate culture hellbent on playing the system to get more benefits and money till it breaks.
A culture who tries to make everyone have the same standard of living by causing others to fall no matter what it is, whether it is healthcare, income level, or by giving different tax rates for different class levels is doomed to fail miserably.
con says we have to be scare with healthcare because of a big popululation. the problem is other industricalized countries consider healthcare a right, and spend much less than we do per capita. so it doesn't have to be rationed. logic also predicts this... iwth a bigger population means more doctors out of that population, and most illnesses is just in need of knowledge, a doctor.
all con's ponits about taxing more are irrelvant because other countires tax less and have healthcare as a right to everyone. per the tax burden i dont thnk people would stop working to get welfare though, because all one is entitled to as a federal matter is food stamps. the idea of a runaway welfare nation is a myth. the only cash some people get is money for unsupported kids which only lasts a few years.. anything else welfare related is scatttered among the states and if you are lucky a federal program.
the reason other countries do not spend as much on their health care is because they do not offer health services only wait lists.* The reason we spend much more than any other country is because we have not yet realized the cost of having universal health care. We still believe that maintaining the same level and quality of health services will be available if we give it to all regardless of being able to pay it. Do you really believe that a country can maintain that level, that quality of health services; while still being able to pay it's doctors a livable salary (and one that can offset the cost of medical school) as well as maintain a premium that all citizens can pay and not have to sacrifice their family's true rights for the petty and immoral right of a universal health care? A universal health care is immoral, it feeds off of people who have worked hard and made a livable job that can pay for their families expenses; it forces families to give up the dream that America once embodied. The RIGHT to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; not the right to life, slavery, and the pursuit of handouts.
medicine is cheaper in universal healthcare countires too. the main reason it's cheaper in those places along with healthcare in general is because the government negotiaties and sometimes regultaes the prices lower. and lower administrative costs getting rid of the insurance middleman.
that also rebuts your ideas for why you think it's cheaper... not because of rationed healthcare. though if you are poor, rationaed healthcare is better than none. and in those counties that have waitlines and such, you can buy supplemental insurance and get bettre faster care.
but single payer countires like france are rated better than the USA in terms of healthcare. countrary to myth, france for example has less wait times than we do, less paperwork, and better choice of doctors.
Once the system is put into the government's hands then what difference is there in that and a monopoly. If the government has control over the entire system and all insurers fall under their dominion what is stopping them from raising the price of the healthcare. However the government would never do that, right? If some of you are thinking that the government's control of everything would be good than why aren't monopolies good? If an entity has absolute control over an area of life or a good than people would throw a fit that the entity was corrupt and there needs to be something done about it. However when the government does it people are all more than happy to fall in line and celebrate because the people running the government are all "good and moral" citizens. There is no difference between a monopoly and a government gone rampant for power. Therefore the notion of universal health care can not and should not be a right in any sense of the form, people deserve what they work for not what they whine for.
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