Re: Society Should Let Uninsured Patient Die
The chicken barter thing was not Bachmann. I believe it was the woman who lost the Nevada primary to Sharon Angle.
Originally Posted by Soundbounder
I'm curious as to where we draw the line. If someone decided to drive without care insurance, he gets no help if he drives his vehicle into a tree. We are fine with that. If he is seriously injured and has no health insurance, we take care of his medical needs, and we are fine with that. Part of the reason is it's illegal to not have car insurance, but it's not illegal to not have health insurance.
Until we, as a society, decided we're going to do like the other animals, and allow defective infants to die, until we, as a society, are willing to let the ill go untreated, it is beneficial to all of society to have universal health care. Treating the uninsured is not free.
If you want a quality government, you must be prepared to pay a fair price. If all you want is tax cuts and spending cuts, the government can't work well.