A Timely Special Report on Healthcareby Stephen Littau
This 20/20 report by John Stossel “Sick in America: Whose Body is it Anyway” came just days before Hillary Clinton unveiled her government healthcare plan. However you feel about the healthcare issue, if you missed this episode, I urge you to watch the six part YouTube version (part 1 below). Stossel asks and answers many questions such as: “Is Canada’s healthcare system really better?”, “Who should pay for healthcare?”, and finds possible free market solutions to our own healthcare woes.
After watching this ask yourself: Do I really want to be financially responsible for everyone else’s healthcare, regardless of poor personal choices and at the expense of my own?
Hillary Clinton wants an “individual mandate” that each and every American has health insurance.
This means that individuals who make responsible lifestyle choices will also be responsible for paying for healthcare for individuals who make very poor lifestyle choices (obesity, drug abuse, unsafe sexual practices, etc.).
This means more government in our private lives.
This means that every one of us will be required to carry health insurance whether we want to or not.
This means that while healthcare might be “free,” it will be nearly impossible to access in a timely manner.
This means that the American taxpayer will pay, by her estimates, $110 billion per year to fund another wasteful and inefficient government program (and we know damn well the program will cost many times her figure).
This is absolutely unacceptable.