reply to post by MOMof3
Ok, so he's human. He admitted doctors are part of a business.
Well someone has to think about the costs. What do you expect????? Healthcare is as much a business as it's anything else, if not moreso.
Doctors and their instruments are not cheap. Doctors require enormous effort and intelligence and education and practice. If doctors and their tools
were infinite and did not require anything, we could probably have free healthcare for all.
It's painful to admit, but we all have a dollar value attached to us. You work or you die, unless you're fortunate enough to have people who love you
enough and can afford to go out of their way to help you. Many are not as fortunate to have that. Plain and simply put: work is a cost and cost has a
What's a human if they don't work? Unless you value them simply for their presence, they'll fail to pull their weight. They have $0.00 attached to
their name which effectively means they're weighing others down, forcing them to help them or let them die. This is understandable if they cannot
work, but if they can, most won't have any love for them, except only their closest relatives or friends. Even people who cannot work often fail to
receive the help they need for the very reason it cannot be afforded by those who can
If you had a son who didn't work and yet you felt he could and you paid for his food and water and so on, should you instead tell him to leave and use
your money to help someone who cannot
work? This is easier said than done if you care for your son and are unsure why he doesn't work. What if
your son, while appearing to be able to work, cannot? On the surface this problem looks simple: just give your son the boot and tell him good luck.
There're many instances of this dilemma showing up in other avenues of life, too. For example, why should american babies be treated with higher
regard than babies born in africa? Why should americans enjoy modern conveniences when close to a billion non-US people don't have access to clean
water? Why invest 100's of millions in a 1 percent increase in US college graduates when in some countries their citizens don't even have reliable
access to highschool-level education? Was it their fault to be born elsewhere?
Love cannot eliminate the cold hard fact that everything has a cost/benefit ratio. Everybody has limits, past which they cannot meet the demands. No
matter how lucky you're in life, you're vulnerable and can lose everything.
Fundamentally this is all about making good choices. When you make good choices, you cut down on the costs, allowing more benefit to be produced. If
there was no difference between good and bad choices, we could ignore it.
edit on 5-3-2014 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)