[StBernard] How the liberal Democrats deceive on healthcare

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Sun Nov 15 12:17:30 EST 2009

Richard, well stated.

- John

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As John alluded to in another post, while liberals believe that people have
a right to health care, conservatives believe the Constitution grants no
such right, and health care is a privilege. Whether it's someone's fault
regarding their situation isn't really an issue. And if my employer provides
health insurance, it's considered part of my benefits package. If I want to
keep those benefits, I had better be productive enough to make it worthwhile
for my employer to keep providing them to me.

Heath care is a product, and health care providers are in business to make

Consider the example of when Paul McCartney played at the Superdome in 2002.
Floor tickets sold for $250 each, because that was what the market would
bear. If you had the money to spare and the desire to go, you spent $250 for
a ticket. If you didn't have the desire to go and/or you didn't have the
money, you didn't go. The government doesn't have the right to tell Paul how
much to charge for a ticket, and it doesn't have the right to buy a ticket
for those who can't afford to pay. You don't have the right to attend a Paul
McCartney concert.

It's the same with health care. Insurance companies and health care
providers can charge whatever the market will bear. If you don't want to pay
what they are asking, you do without, but you don't have a right to health

Using my example, though, if Paul McCartney doesn't sell enough $250 tickets
to pay his costs and make a profit, he'll lower ticket prices. When health
care providers raise their prices to the point that demand starts to fall
off, they'll lower prices. But as long as people keep buying health care
service, providers have the right to charge whatever they want. That's

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