Why do all superheroes need their villains? Can’t they defeat all their villains and then not have any? Are they not heroes anymore after they ‘won’? Can’t a superhero defend against natural harms that aren’t villains/‘bad people’?
My point is that you saying ‘all superheroes need their villains’ is as black and white as you then claim Chompsky to be.
You damn him for not seeing the complexities of issues and then you call ‘socialized medicine’ only ‘one type of health care’ and ‘you’re forced to pay for it if you like it or not’.
Aren’t you doing exactly what you damn him for in alternating sentences?? It looks to me like you are.
Can’t Socialized Health Care be a government program where it provides a basic, rational, limited range of medical coverage that all humans NEED? Yes, it can be.
If that health care is not good enough for you, there can easily STILL BE insurance companies to sell you additional coverage. That would be your choice to decide if the Government was not covering you enough.
It just not a rational ‘choice’ to ‘choose’ to not be covered at all. And it’s not moral or economically sound to let a block of our people go uncovered. They still get treatment you know. But you probably hate that because those poor people are stealing from you. Meanwhile the ultra wealthy insurance companies are TOTALLY stealing from you and you fight to keep it that way!?
The authoritarian element is really the fact that we can’t vote against getting sick or aging. If there was a god, you’d have to call them a Dictator for that reason (and others).
There are many forms that Socialized H. Care can take. I don’t know if Chompsky has as specific political version or detailed plan, but you don’t mention ANY details of his you reject.
If his version of health care came about, it would be under his form of Government. Do you really think he promotes a Dictatorship?
I say we all need at least basic health care. It’s part of civilization and the modern understanding of our own biology. Some way or another we all basically end up needing and getting it, yet no one ‘dictated’ that to us. It’s also a way to fit with the rest of the modern world that does it in some form or another at lesser cost than we already spend not to cover everyone here.
If preventative care were Government sponsored we should all get healthier and the costs should go down for everyone. It’s a more efficient, cost effective system in its many different forms compared to how we do it now.
We’d have a design to profit from improving health, rather than from some mega-corp profiting from denying as much care as they can get away with.
They are the dictators. We all just get our choice of which of the few dictators we want in charge of our health. But don’t fool yourself. You’re not really in charge now. Your evil insurance company will tell you how it is and you’ll eat it. Or you can try to sue ‘em and either go broke or die first.
I can’t understand how people HATE the Government cutting the huge waste in insurance costs we pay now and giving us elected officials to vote in/out to have some say rather than the no say at all we have now? It’s NOT a rejection of Freedom.
They think the Government will heartlessly decide if you deserve a pill you need, or if you can have the operation you need to live. That’s what we have now, and for how little I trust Government… I trust it more than a mega-corp Insurance Company.
It should be you and doctors deciding your health needs. Insurance to get that would just be better as a National plan rather than how it is now.
If the Government could stand up to Insurance companies so they don’t jack up rates WAY beyond the inflation rate and stop them from dropping people when they acutally get really sick and need the insurance… we’d be FAR better off than we are now.
Recent Health Care Reform did some of that. I wish it would have had a single payer option. That would have given us all FOR A FACT…MORE choice than we have now. Yet conservatives of all stripes fought it to the death!?
Are you maybe someone who thinks a program for helping families plan for end of life issues is an ‘Obama Death Panel’?