I read with great interest the Dec. 15 Viewpoints pro/con articles regarding Medicaid for All.
As I read both sides of the argument, I was struck mostly by what was not included in the pro side of the debate.
I’ve never read it on anything I’ve seen published in a major newspaper nor heard it mentioned on the nightly national TV news, or, for that matter, on Fox News, CNN and similar.
What’s missing? Personal responsibility.
To illustrate, let’s take cigarette smoking. It’s reasonable to assume nobody in North America is unaware that smoking kills. Now, I don’t personally care if people smoke or not.
What I do care about is with single-payer health care is that the millions who attempt to eliminate known causes of illness in their lives must pay for those who don’t. Or people who choose to obey the law by not drinking and driving must foot the bill for those who choose not to.
Thomas Sowell said it quite well. I quote: “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.”
Government-run health care? Really? Government can’t even run the toll system over Grand Island right.
Vincent J. Morabito