Thursday, January 21, 2010

What Do We Deserve? How Do We Provide 100% Health Coverage?

Do we have a right to have a 100% of everything everyone else has. Where does that stop, and who makes the decisions. We discuss healthcare right now because it pulls on your heart. Of course you want everyone to get the state of the art treatment you pay for, I mean they might die without it. Well, what about homes. Shouldn’t everyone have a house. What about the homeless. Won’t they perish if they don’t have a proper home, or clothing, or food. Shouldn’t everyone have 100% food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, utility, comfort coverage. And to provide this, should it be provide to each according to their need from each according to their ability to provide. You see where I’m going. If you say one thing or the other, you have to ask who gave you that right.

Is it possible for us to cover 100% of all the people in the United States with healthcare. The answer is an absolute yes. In the same way, it is possible to have a 100% graduation rate from high school. The way you do it is by making the standards so low that every single person would qualify by the time they reach the age of 18. What would result is a diploma that is worth less than the formerly clear paper it is printed on. When you make it a priority that everyone have something, the something you want everyone to have no longer resembles the original thing they wanted. If I have a pie and have it cut into 10 slices, each slice still has the characteristics of the original pie, fresh filling surrounded by a crispy crust. If 15 people show up to eat that pie, I have to take each of those slices and cut them up even more. The smaller pieces start to crumble and fall apart. Before you know it, you are eating a cobbler and not pie. The more you divide it up, the less and less appealing it is. The same is true for healthcare. The quality and choice that our current system offer will be eliminated. Everyone will have coverage and it will be equal coverage, but you will have no choice and the quality will resemble the fine quality of our infamous VA system, where vets contracted aids from a colonoscopy scope that was re used and never cleaned.

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