I think the fundamental difference between me and a lot of the folks on this board is that I don't believe people are entitled to health care....or much of anything else, for that matter.
So a child, someone that hasn't had the chance to earn enough money to look after themselves, has no chance for medical if their parents are too poor?
So, in a recession when lots of jobs are lost in industries where people tend to stay in a job for life, unemployed people that become sick shouldn't be able to get care?
So, someone born with asthma, missing an arm, a twisted spine, a weak heart, whatever, shouldn't be able to get cover, despite not really being able to work?
We should just strangle imperfect children at birth, stops them being a drain on society, right? (sarcasm, very heavy sarcasm)
Don't get me wrong - I get it - but presumably you don't want to pay for other people's children's primary and secondary education. Presumably you don't want to pay for street lighting as you don't go out at night. Presumably you wouldn't want to pay for coastal erosion prevention because you don't live near the ocean.
I really don't want to be impolite, but my God.
You think giving someone medicine to make their every waking hour not, or less, painful, is not something a society should do?