Wait, we're already doing that! :laugh:So I should be punished because he made poor choices and continues to do so? Everybody pack your bags, time to go to jail to help out those poor thieves and drug dealers.
Do you think people will be more likely to go to see their doctor if they have to wait, or if they have to pay? Besides which, people with the inclination to do so still can, and do, purchase private health insurance in the UK, and be treated in a private hospital. However, they are not required to do so in order to avoid being bankrupted by an unforeseen critical illness, as I understand is depressingly common in the US?There's no way to tell if those are necessary costs or electively incurred costs. I'd think people would be more likely to go to the doctor for smaller things when they know they won't have to wait a long time to actually see one.
This would also explain why almost every American I've seen has had better teeth than almost every Brit I've seen. And I've been to England.
I'm not saying we hand pick people, I'm saying we shouldn't allow for the massive abuse of my hard earned money.rather than arguing this issue from whether someone deserve to live or die (as my fellow "lock-in-cubicle" not knowing what the hell the world is going on dii-ers...)
it's pretty much idiotic to argue that universal health coverage should be discouraged because some member of the society doesn't deserve it
o wait... it's not idiotic... i am only calling it idiotic because i can't think of any other more degrading words that doesn't involve me getting banned.
here is a better idea...
let's hand pick the people that should live. (why not? since stalinism is apparently pretty much worshipped by my fellow "god i am brain dead" dii-ers in page 1)