It is assumed in most civilized nations of the world that governments should provide health insurance to those who dwell within their borders. It is assumed that once people become ill they lack the means to cure themselves and require some access to doctors and hospitals. It is assumed that a purpose of government is to prevent death. These assumptions make sense to anyone who has ever been ill. Heck, during my treatment for cancer some drugs cost about $1000 a shot. So, why would any intelligent inhabitant of this planet be against providing such care to its citizens. As a result of what we term, “Obamacare” the number who do not have access to health insurance has dropped from 17.3% to 13.8%. I assume this is good news. But, alas, it angers many Americans. I assume those who are angered currently have access to health insurance.
I assume lost in the conflict over health insurance is the concept of “freedom.” Many in this nation believe that providing health insurance somehow denies people the freedom to die from illness. After all, the right to die without medical care is what Jesus Christ urged in the Sermon on the Mount. There are moments when I simply do not understand the American people. They want the right to kill people with a gun and the right for others to die.
Yes, we ARE an EXCEPTIONAL nation!