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A Right To Health Care?

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Many people declare that “everyone has a right to health care,” by which they mean that such care must be provided by government mandate whether it is paid for by the patient or through government subsidy.

Of course, in order to honor such a bogus right, medical caregivers will not be able to refuse to provide health care without being in violation of any law established by the government to enforce the bogus right.  Moreover, such a law would deprive the caregivers of their freedom and legitimate right to do what they choose to do with their lives, so that even if a doctor was long retired, she/he could be compelled to provide medical care if the government law insists upon it in order to honor some other person’s “right to health care.”

Is the United States doomed to one day fall under the tyranny of a majority wrongly believing that “everyone has a right to government-mandated health care”?

Well, despite various obstacles like poor education and the ever-louder siren song of relativism plaguing the United States, better thinking can still prevail among the populace, and there is a simple but effective way to convince many of the flawed logic inherent in the “everybody is entitled…” mentality involving health care, and perhaps turn the tide in favor of sound reasoning regarding this important issue. 

People initially in favor of government-mandated health care will sometimes take a critical second look at the “good idea” if they are asked how they would feel about the government dictating to them that any skills they possess must be used on behalf of others whenever and wherever the government dictates no matter what, and at whatever price the government sets.  Most Americans will naturally recoil from such a suggestion, and it is then one small step from there to convince them that such a restriction on freedom that they object to regarding themselves is precisely what they wish to impose on medical providers through government-mandated health care.

In this day and age, sound reasoning oftentimes requires the use of such blunt examples like the one above to provide many with the proverbial “ah ha!” moments, but if that’s what it takes to get some light bulbs to go on, then let’s throw the switch.



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