Thursday, May 3, 2012


Ok in my Govt 170 class we have been discussing health care and education.

Health care is currently seen as a product for purchase and not a right, like education is. It is an item that is purchased on the free market so it can be expensive if you don't have insurance or enough of it. But in the United States there is a rule that no person is turned away from a hospital ER and the patient is billed later. The problem with that is a significant amount of those bills go unpaid so those unpaid bills are passed onto consumers who do pay their bills. This free rider problem is a by-product of a free market system. Health care is currently being debated in national politics and some are adverse to mandatory health care but the facts show(sorry I don't have these facts currently available) that if everyone was to pay into a system the overall price of health care would be cheaper. But then there are dissenters who say they don't want the government telling them how and where to spend their money.

I don't get why people just don't want to pay for health care as a single country, especially if that product can be cheaper in the long run. Everyone will eventually use the health care system, so why not just make it cheaper for everyone.

This country is individualist, which I think is a good thing in some respect. But I think this is a, cut off your noes to spite your face moment. I also think that it is a sad existence when a man made invention called money replaces human emotion.

There is enough money, food, water, housing, land to make the United States prosper but it is dead set on allowing people to work for low wages, drink contaminated water or live on the streets because they didn't know how to make a better living for them selves.

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