Health costs to the caustic

Michael Leviton

In response to the Nov. 16 letter to the editor that addressed health care reform, I would like to point out that there is a large difference between paying taxes and stealing. Taxes are the price we all pay for living in a civilized society that enjoys things like sidewalks, libraries, roads and public schools (like the one you attend). I would agree that health care should not be run by the government or paid for by AmericansâÄô taxes. Therefore, we need to stop burdening our military troops with publicly funded health care (known as the VA) and allow them to purchase health care without any assistance from us. If they cannot afford it, well, itâÄôs not a human right, so no big deal. IâÄôm sure they would much rather see a deregulated health care system where not everyone can get care, even if they are dying from a curable illness just because they cannot afford treatment. Michael Leviton University graduate student