Free healthcare is a human right.
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I realize that the money has to come from somewhere. And that somewhere is: TAXES. Not necessarily YOUR taxes. It could be the taxes that those corporations are dead set against paying that help poor people not die, but unfortunately, as you know, there's a lot of ass kissing between them and the government.
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Not a human right (I don't believe in god given human rights), I do believe it more as an obligation than a right. Our society is obligated to provide what it can, and it CAN provide this service. I say it is obligated because this service benefits society. I am an American who has lived abroad for a long time (long enough to not really identify as American given current politics.) I have seen countries like the UK and Germany where people get the care they need, and flourish because of it. They go on to be productive members of society and actually contribute, vs. simply wasting away with meager assistance draining tax dollars.
I agree with your update too, people don't seem to realize that you already pay for other people's healthcare... you do so through overpriced health insurance instead of taxes. health insurance companies bank on the 3/4 of healthy people paying into a system they will never use, but feel safe having. The difference when the gov takes over this role is that benefits are universal and unconditional, vs. private companies finding ways out of helping you out after you paid them to. not to mention the crazy CEO wages, bonuses and advertising wastes.2
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First, the government has no money for free healthcare. (Hello national debt)
Like you said, of course a lot of the taxes to pay for the healthcare could come from corporations. They already pay more than they want, and those taxes would have to be raised to compensate. Therefore other things need to compensate. It is the way of business. When more is taken, you give less. It's always about the bottom line. So they start charging more for their Services. They lay people off. They change structures. They change import/export strategies. They outsource manufacturing and menial labor.
This corporate example is just one example of how socialized programs like free healthcare gradually decline the overall economy.
*i am not an expert. This is my opinion. You do not have to agree with it.0