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August 8th, 2012, 5:17 pm
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Maldon007 wrote:There should be lots of things.
And water and food are not a right.
July 20th, 2012, 3:21 pm
Maldon007 wrote:The question, does everyone deserve health care? I was always taught that I have no right to expect others to do work for me, for free. When my daughter says- Why cant everything just be free? I usually say, that will be fine, as long as you work hard for free, for others. For everyone to get health care, of course people must do the job of giving them health care, and will not want to do it for free, so someone has to pay. We have come to the conclusion that some who cant afford the care they want/need, should have their bill paid by others, who can afford it, because (at least some people think) health care is/has become a human right.
Thought experiment (my first really, so go easy)...
Assuming health care is in fact a right, what would we do if everyone made about the same money, no more 99% VS 1%... At least, the difference was so small, the 1% only made a few more bucks than the 99%.
How did this happen? I don't know if it matters, but lest say we came up with the perfect tax system. It taxed everyone to the outcome that everyone took home about the same money. This system raised the lowest income & lowered the highest, to the point that everyone ended up with say- $50,000 a year. Even the best doctors make about that wage (again, take-home).
But unfortunately, in this world, health care is still expensive for whatever reason... Maybe materials are more scarce, whatever. Health care costs are exactly as now, and other aspects of healthcare are the same as well. Governmentally, it is not affordable or sustainable for government to pay anymore for healthcare than it dose now, the redistribution of taxes has strained government power to the max.
Seeing that people ALL make about the same take home wage, there is no reason to tax people further, to pay for health care, since there are no rich... Taking from everyone, to give back to everyone, would only drain more capital towards government & away from health care.
So, everyone makes the same, nobody can afford more than average/below average healthcare, though advanced methods/drugs/treatments are possible/available, if the money was there... or if doctors/medical material providers could be made to work for free.
In such a case, would the right of those needing health care trump the rights of those providing the care, to be paid? Would it be right to force providers to work for less/nothing? Or would health care just devolve to a less advanced sate, dragging life spans down, reducing quality of life for chronic illnesses?
How would society express the rights of people to have health care, in such a situation?
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