Originally Posted by WelfarestateChild
I know people think healtcare is right because it heals us. But what about food and water? That keeps us alive. Then that should be a right too, something everyone else has to provide for everyone else.
But 1 man cannot exist for the benefit of the next man. Everyone has to exist for them selves. They can provide for others through charity. But setting up rules like healthcare is a right and everyone has to pay for it for everyone is not going to work. There are many articles and books out there, history has also shown that whenever government gets invovled in the economy, it has undesirable consequences. So thats not the way you want to go.
Ugh.. for a forum called personal development for SMART people there are some dumb ideas circulating about nationalized health care. (Not just trying beating on WelfareStateChild here, it just happens to be right there.)
It honestly sounds like you'd rather live in a small village somewhere in the middle of nowhere with no services, no nothing.
Three words for you: National Health Service. It works. I don't understand the problem some people have with getting this. IT WORKS!
How it works is simple. EVERYONE is a member. EVERYONE WHO WORKS pays a SMALL insurance premium to the government so ANYONE can get the treatment they NEED. EVERYONE can expect basic medical care at NO COST at point of treatment, as and when they need it. There is NO OPTING OUT. Obviously the NHS can't pay for advanced treatments but it will do what is needed to keep you alive. The rest is up to you. If you want to take out extra health insurance you are free to. You can generally expect a higher standard of care if you do and access to really cutting edge treatments regardless of who you are.