In fact, the Pro-Universal Crowd has done a brilliant job of framing a false argument:
“Do we stick with a Free-Market Healthcare system which is not working?”
“Do we at least do something to try and help; for example, go to a system of Universal Healthcare?”
And (anti-Constitutionality aside), that question would make sense, except…
WE DON’T CURRENTLY HAVE A FREE-MARKET BASED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. (Sorry for shouting but has nobody noticed that??!!)
Actually, we haven’t had a market-based healthcare system in over 50 year. When we did, it worked magnificently well for everyone, including the financially disadvantaged. Only after government first inched its way in and then eventually controlled nearly every aspect of it did we find ourselves in the predicament we are currently in, with the masses now asking the government to solve the very problem they created (I can’t think of anything less sensical).
Via Kathy Shaidle, Ghettoputer in concentrated female form.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.