posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 10:27 AM
reply to post by greencmp
For his analogy to work, you have to pretend that our current health care system is like shopping in a grocery store.
I could make the same witty comparison with the current health care system and instead of "Obamachow" I could call it
"predatory-capitalism-using-your-body-as-a-commodity-chow". But that would be stupid. But since Lew Rockwell did it, here goes:
- As you enter the store, note that prices will be posted but you won't be able to afford them unless your employer offers a way for you to pay or
unless you enter the store with 200 other people but you all have to share a shopping list.
- In addition, the price you pay will vary according to who you are and how you will pay. And if you're lucky, you'll be able to walk out without
going into debt.
- You’ll have to come in during office hours because the store will close on weekends and holidays. You could always go into the emergency room
shopping but that, for no reason at all, costs exponentially more.
- What you want probably won’t be on the shelf. You will be told to come back later. Or be put on a waiting list where people who have more money
will always get it before you.
- If you do find what you want, you will have to wait to pay, perhaps a long time, unless you are rich.
My body is not a commodity. Robot tools like Rockwell knows better but he'd rather we all live in some Thunderdome Somalia.