Tuesday, May 05, 2009

What is Health Care For?

Barbara at Mahablog has a good post on health care and the false assumptions about why we have a health care system in the first place. It's worth a read and there some good links as well.

If you pay close attention to right-wing arguments against national health care, you notice the underlying assumption: The purpose of a health care system is to support a profitable health care industry. For example, regulations that mandate insurance companies insure people with pre-existing conditions are bad, because they are bad for business.

On the other hand, if your underlying assumption is that the purpose of a health care system is to provide health care to people who need it, you must be a liberal.

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