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infidel dog Donating Member (186 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 01:48 PM
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8. Health care
I think most people consider health care a human right(republi-cons excepted). The fact that the citizens of the wealthiest and most powerful nation on this suffering planet never voiced this belief aggressively to their political poobahs is a real mind-blower. Yet another aspect of life in the States that will have future history students shaking their heads in disbelief when studying the corroded pot metal underlying the second American Gilded Age.
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  -Health care is a public good eridani  Dec-26-08 08:14 AM   #0 
  - Health Care being a public good, there is not reason why to not have government administered it  RC   Dec-26-08 08:48 AM   #1 
  - Fact is that per capita, universal health care is less expensive that what the US has now.  applegrove   Dec-26-08 12:16 PM   #2 
  - It certainly is  canetoad   Dec-26-08 01:22 PM   #3 
  - I've been preaching this for twenty five years.  Cleita   Dec-26-08 01:28 PM   #4 
  - I would include a greatly expanded Public Health Service ...  TahitiNut   Dec-26-08 01:36 PM   #5 
  - "like a house fire, not like an iPod"  wildflower   Dec-26-08 01:40 PM   #6 
  - It shuts conservatives right up. You know, the kind who always say  eridani   Dec-26-08 10:25 PM   #11 
  - Professional sociopaths ...jeeze that is exactly what they are too.  L0oniX   Dec-26-08 01:44 PM   #7 
  - Health care  infidel dog   Dec-26-08 01:48 PM   #8 
  - Yes, but is transportation infrastructure a right?  eridani   Dec-26-08 10:27 PM   #12 
  - Does anything facilitate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness more  libertypirate   Dec-26-08 01:53 PM   #9 
  - Yes.  LWolf   Dec-26-08 01:55 PM   #10 
  - Ture that. We have "illness management" in the west... not "health care"...  MazeRat7   Dec-26-08 11:08 PM   #13 
  - What definition of "public good" are you using?  pinqy   Dec-26-08 11:11 PM   #14 
     - I think that schools are public goods  eridani   Dec-27-08 06:04 AM   #15 
 

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