There’s this Onion Column – I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t want a bunch of dirt covered farming hicks being able to get their tetanus shots. I shoulda thought of that!
The only reason this is even being considered is because a majority of voters want it. Well, of course they do—they don’t have it! But you don’t see 33rd Degree Freemasons letting any old average citizen into their inner sanctum just because he’s curious. And you won’t catch me sharing my God-given right to affordable lifesaving medical procedures with every bum who’s got a jones for another hepatitis vaccination. It’s undignified.
After all, how do I know I’ve made it in this world if I’m not able to enjoy something others can’t?
Lack of access to health care is the seventh leading cause of death in the country, and that says something. It doesn’t get much more elite than being part of a club other people are literally dying to get into. So what incentive would there be if everyone were guaranteed equal health care, regardless of income, age, or employment status? Who would be left to proudly tell their grandchildren about the glory days of PPOs? That is a future I’d rather not imagine, thank you very much.
So why the constant desire to guarantee basic yearly screenings and vital operations for all, thus creating some kind of ridiculous, unrealistic safety net? How will people fully appreciate the excellence of the American health care system without the constant threat of it being yanked away at any moment?
You know I hadn’t even considered the exclusivity argument. Give us a nasty pandemic and my family and a few other lucky part-time farmers could be the only ones left alive to feed the entire US – and then think what I can charge for a turnip!
Ok, I changed my mind. 😉