Re: Why is the left so afraid to allow people to choose?
posted at 3/6/2012 12:35 PM EST
In Response to Re: Why is the left so afraid to allow people to choose?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Why is the left so afraid to allow people to choose? : Well, we disagree, respectfully. I just don't see government doing anything good or moral by throwing the big blanket of universal coverage over everyone. I see much better system in letting individual people take care of their own needs, perhaps subsidized by those around them, if needed. the big exception are those who truly cannot help themselves, the mentally impaired, the severely physically disabled. And, these conditions have to be severe.
Blindness, for example, not always an impediment to working and providing for yourself. I worked with two blind men, and used to commute with another. They got out of bed and did it, so I don't see why others cannot. More likely they will not.
Posted by skeeter20[/QUOTE]
A quick look at medicaid expenses shows that the vast majority of those funds goes to precisely these groups - "those who truly cannot help themselves". (How do you define "severe"?)
But if you want to start splitting hairs over how well people are able to sufficiently manage their health care expenses, then there are many, many more people who fall into that category, especially considering the (ever rising)costs of those services. And the fact remains that medical bills are one of the most significant causes of people and families being forced into personal bankruptcies.
Your view would stipulate - even if NO legislative action was taken - that even basic medical services would be available only as a luxury to those who could afford them. And, in some ways, this is already true.
Sorry, but I find that unacceptable given the relative advancement of our society...when we know what the problem is and how to combat it yet take no commensurate action in the affirmative.