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Universal Healthcare September 15, 2007

Posted by earthking in Conservatives, Liberals, Life, Politics.

The whole idea of universal healthcare in this country is becoming a very popular topic.  My dad likes the idea, however, I am still deciding.  If you go to wikipedia and look up “universal healthcare”, they have a pretty good expose on the different arguments for and against it, as well as links to websites with further arguments.  The people who are fighting for it have some pretty good arguments.  I do believe people have a right to healthcare, but I don’t think this necessarily implies that the government must supply the care.  We all have the right to eat, but the government doesn’t supply us all with food.  We have the right to raise a family, but the government doesn’t arrange marriages.  So, I think the idea that people do NOT have the right to healthcare under the US Constitution is a buch of bullshit.  Taking care of your health is a basic human right.  But, I cringe at the idea of the government controlling our healthcare simply because they screw up most of their undertakings.  At the end of the day, I am leaning towards the idea that people need to take responsibility for taking care of themselves and not lean on the government.  We have Medicaid for those who are in dire needs of help.  Please comment, I am still open-minded on this topic.



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