Thursday, April 15, 2010

Is Healthcare a Right?

The Slippery Slope of Orwellian Governance

Recently the states and Republicans [looking only to score points at the ballot box in November] have now come out against the supposed Healthcare Reform Bill, which incidentally is now the healthcare insurance bill. It seems after reading the rather large bill, the states realized that they would bear the brunt of the costs. Also, on the chopping block was Medicare, to the tune of $500 billion. And, finally what is the price tag for all of this do goodery? Yup, the big "T", one trillion dollars. Here's the insult to injury, you're going to start to be taxed immediately, but will not start seeing the actually implementation of the benefits for 4 years. In the end, after the "behind closed doors" opened up, everyone found the healthcare reform did not even address healthcare. I am sad to say there is not one sentence which reforms healthcare. Oh Oh OH! I forgot to mention, this bill ALSO opens the door to privatize college student loans. YIKES! Who knew?

Now all the political pundits are racing to the t.v.sphere to try and establish that HEALTHCARE IS A RIGHT. Really? God gave us an ingrained right to healthcare? Show me the scripture? It is a ridiculous assertion on its face.

Just so you, my audience, are not ignorant, let's define human RIGHT. A right is something another man can exercise, which technically does not harm YOU. For instance, if Bob wants to stand in a field all day long and wave his arms in a circle, he has a right to do that. If Bob wants to sit on his porch in a rocking chair and rock all day long, he has a right to do that. If Bob wants to go into a field and sing at the top of his lungs, he has a right to do that. It might be inconsiderate after 10pm, but he has a right to do it. If the government throws Bobs son in jail for walking across the street, Bob has the right to go to city hall and protest the unjust treatment of his son. If Bush sends Bob's son off to somewhere, where he gets killed, and Bob discovers it was all to make his family wealthy and had nothing to do with defending the country, Bob has a right to go tell the media what a scumbag Bush is and what the facts actually are.

Those are rights. We understand that rights seemingly do not impact other people. Rights a founded in justice. The notion of rights, as prescribed by the founding fathers of America were all to thwart the totalitarian rules of a sovereign king that could come to your house, drag you out in the middle of the night, and do whatever he pleased with you.

Is Healthcare a Right?

No, and let's apply the definition:

Say a person, let's call him Bob, suffers from diabetes and he has no
means to pay a laboratory for blood work, a doctor for treatment and a
pharmacy for medication. Does Bob have a right
to XYZ lab's and Dr.
Jones' services and a prescription from a pharmacist? And, if those
services are not provided without charge, should Bob be able to call
for criminal sanctions against those persons for violating his rights to
health care?
There is no sane person alive that would say Bob has a right to healthcare. There is no sane person alive that would say Bob should be able to have the police arrest the lab, the doctor and pharmacy for infringing on his right to render their services without him paying.

Remember a right is ingrained in you. You can exercise that right, at no expense to you. In a perfect world you wouldn't need a lawyer to defend your rights, but the cops [the bully] step on your rights and you need a lawyer [your big brother] to beat them up. But, lawyers aren't your real big brother and they need payment.

People will still argue that healthcare is a right and that the example is ridiculous. No, it's not. Your right should not come at the expense of another. If you had a right to healthcare, then the hospitals could be forced to render free medical care for all 300 million people in America. How long would it take for them to go out of business? How long would the labs that do the testing take to close down, with no money to pay for their electric bills?

It's a slippery slope. If you don't pay the hospital, then the hospital can't pay the electricity bill, the garbage man bill, the janitor bill, the sewage bill, the cafeteria food bill. Then should those be free too since they are in connection with healthcare? So maybe electricity is a right. Maybe garbage man pickup is a right. Maybe janitor cleaning is a right. Maybe sewage transportation is a right. Maybe food is a right. If that's the case then supermarket workers shouldn't be paid either, since the food should be free.

Sound ridiculous? No what's ridiculous is people are people claiming staying at a hospital and seeing a doctor that is up to his eyeballs in debt and malpractice insurance premiums should be free.

Once you break down the premise, you see that the very basis of this bill is stupid. They sold you on the notion that healthcare is somehow your God given FREE right. And, that EVERYBODY, should have it. They then closed the door and sent out their nephew to tell you they were working on your "healthcare" bill. They then came out and forced everyone to pay for insurance.

All in the name of being benevolent and helping everyone who should have a right to healthcare.

You've been had, bamboozled, hoodwinked. Healthcare isn't a right, and this bill doesn't even begin to give you healthcare.

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