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The health care debate should center on a simple question; is equal health care a right or a privilege? If it is a right, then the government should supply the means by which all citizens can receive equal care. If it is a privilege, then we can continue to operate the system for profit.
If we decide that health care is a privilege and not a right, then we can dispense with the notion that all peoples' lives are equal and recognize that people with money have more of a right to life than do the poor. Let's face it; under the current "for profit" system, those with money who develop cancer can get the best care in the best hospitals that money will buy and will likely live. Those who do not have money will receive lesser care and will die.
What we're really discussing is whether the life of a poor person is less important than that of a rich person.
Gary B in Beaverton, OR
posted 3 years, 9 months ago
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