Mini Rant on Healthcare
Part of the problem is that people have the expectation of a “right to healthcare”. Where exactly did this expectation come from? That, regardless of your active participation in your own health, once you have any sort of problem, you should expect to have all means and measures brought to bear against your illness, regardless of your ability to pay or even contribute to it. No other profession has this unrealistic set of expectations. There are no rights to a good haircut, no rights no a nicely trimmed lawn. So where exactly does this basis for a right to healthcare come from? Law? You DO have a right to an attorney if accused of a crime. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you. But guess what, you have a right to a public defender. Not a right to Johnny Cockrin. So if we apply this analogy to medicine, you’d, in a very best case scenario, have the right to an intern. That’s it. Nothing more. You get what is given to you and you make the best of it. Don’t want to be “defended” by an intern? Maybe you shouldn’t have murdered that tripple Whopper with cheese. Just sayin’.