posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 01:25 AM
Health care is a privilige. Very simply put.
No one in the United States is ever denied care. EVER. But they are expected to pay for it. It's not free for the person administering it. It's not
free for the machines that help with the diagnoses and treatment. It's not free for the companies to created new drugs to help our quality of life.
Thus it cannot be free to use it.
The reason that the US constantly has new drugs and new medical machines is because of the costs of medical care.
This new legislation lays down laws telling doctors, the people who have our lives in their hands, how much they will be paid. If you were a student
going to school to be a doctor and you learned that your pay is set, not based on your performance or your skills, but by a man in an office in
Washington who knows nothing about heathcare, would you continue to study medicine?
Capitalism is the driving force in the American Economy that encourages us all to "one-up" one another, so to speak. That causes advancements in
So no, Healthcare is not a right.
In the current healthcare system, if you want to change providers, you can. If you want a specialist, you can get one, and if you want a certain
medical test, you can get it.
But with a big brother type medical system, a team of Government bean counters will decide if you can change doctors, They will decide if you can see
a specialist. They will decide if you can get a certain test. And even if you have all the money in the world, you will not be able to buy that test
because THEY will decide what you need.
[edit on 17-8-2009 by bkcrt]