The ideology of health care

Josh Schreiner

Health care proponents have started using the terminology of âÄúhuman rightâÄù to define the need to expand coverage to the uninsured and underinsured. Health care is not a human right. The notion that health care for every individual is an intrinsic right is flawed and has no basis. To provide these services, you must steal from one individual to give to another âÄî this is as hypocritical an approach as a government can have. The most basic moral and legal understanding is that to steal from one individual for anotherâÄôs gain is both illegal and immoral. It is not societyâÄôs obligation to provide a service that is part of the free market. Instead of this ideology of collectivism and seizure of private property, letâÄôs talk about what solutions can have an impact to truly reduce the cost of health insurance. We need de-regulation of the insurance industry, lower business taxes and medical malpractice reform. Allowing individuals to purchase insurance across state lines would create more competition and lower insurance premiums. Collectivism and liberalism refuse to give any of these solutions consideration and instead focus on the appropriation of private property âÄî an assault on liberty and individualism. Josh Schreiner University undergraduate student