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Except people still have to buy a gun on their own if they want one, and they must go through the proper procedural to obtain a gun license. The government does not force non-gun-owning citizens to pay for gun owners’ guns by taxation. The government does not force you to buy and own a gun if you don’t want to. If you want a gun, you can have one, but you have to buy it and get the license yourself… as it should be.
Healthcare used to be that way. With PPACA, if you choose not to have insurance, you will be penalized in your taxes. You are essentially forced to pay for healthcare even if you don’t want it.
This is a really dumb comparison and it doesn’t surprise me that Tumblr drove this dumb-ness to 50k notes.
Healthcare is a necessity. It’s not a luxury. No matter how careful you are, no matter how healthy your lifestyle you will need healthcare. The only way to avoid it is to never get sick or into an accident right up until you’re middle aged, and then kill yourself.
It’s impossible to “Decide” that you won’t get sick. It’s impossible to “Decide” that you won’t get into an accident. And even if you somehow manage to avoid both of those two things that just means it’s all the more likely that you’re going to make it to old age, make it to a point in your life when you’re going to require healthcare.
Everyone needs healthcare, everyone is going to use healthcare. Everyone. And that healthcare will always have to be paid for.
It’s being paid right now. Everyone is covering the cost of the uninsured, only it’s not budgeted. It’s being passed along to the government already, and it’s being passed along to the insurance companies who are charged higher prices to make up for the cost, and the insurance companies pass it along to the rate payers.
Healthcare is unavoidable and it’s not free.
There is no “Free Money.” The so-called “Conservatives” are lying to you (as always). Those employees that they refuse to give healthcare coverage to get sick, injured or have babies just as often as everybody else, and everybody else has to pay for them. It’s time for the right wing to pay for itself.
It’s long overdue. We needed sensible healthcare policies years ago. ObamaCare (“RomneyCare”) is a start. It’s just a start, the first step towards providing a basic necessity in a cost effective manner. It’s the first step towards ending the healthcare subsidies for the “Conservatives” who want labor — labor which requires healthcare — but want everyone else to pay for that healthcare.
If you have a business and that business doesn’t provide healthcare to every employee, then that business is receiving a hand-out. It’s being subsidized by everyone else. You’re a failure of a businessman. You can’t make an honest buck and you know it. You have to exploit people desperate for a job so they take one without benefits, and you have to leave everyone else to subsidize the healthcare you never provided.
Go under already. You’re a burden and the economy is better off without you.
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If you’re keeping up with this debate I’m having, this is one of the comparisons you’ll see.
Getting on the road to DC with the fam. I’LL RESPOND 2 THAT TMRW.
Government run healthcare isn’t limited to INSIDE the military. There’s the V.A. system itself, and of course the national healthcare system that every member of congress takes advantage of. They LOVE “socialized medicine” — all those members of congress… and the Whitehouse.
Fact is, every modern, industrialized nation has universal healthcare EXCEPT the United States. Japan has it, France has it, Canada has it, the U.K. has it… Germany has it… etc.
They all have higher life expectancies than the United States, they all spend less on healthcare even less per capita. They cover everyone. Nobody has ever declared bankruptcy because a child contracted cancer — as has happened countless times in this country. No diabetic was ever turned away from a job because their “Pre Existing Condition” made them ineligible for the company healthcare program. Nobody ever had their healthcare taken away from them because they had an expensive disease like AIDS or Cancer.
You, me and everyone who works for a living would be far better off, and far more secure, if we had a national healthcare program like in Europe, or Canada… or Japan. Why are you fighting against your own best interest?
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