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8 Ways To Reform Health Care WITHOUT A Government Takeover
Posted By Ron On December 7, 2009 @ 3:30 AM In Government,Money,Personal Finance | Comments Disabled
I realize I’m probably walking into a gunfight but after speaking with someone about the state of American health care, I was blown away. By what? By the refusal to accept personal responsibility and the claim that certain things “just aren’t fair.” Who gets to decide if something is “fair?”
When Dan lost his job, he went three months without insurance and that just wasn’t fair. It wasn’t HIS fault the company folded.
Can you imagine saying this about any other benefit? As part of my compensation package, I have a company car. If I lost my job, how much sense would it make if I demanded that things weren’t “fair” because I no longer had a vehicle? Is it fair to demand that someone else (the US taxpayer) pay for my vehicle?
Some would argue that health care is far more important than a car, and I’ll grant that argument. But do I then demand that someone drive me to the doctor? Whatever happened to personal responsibility? “We’re dealing with LIVES!” I don’t believe it is. I think it’s more about controling LIVELIHOODS.