On December 29, 2016 at 18:55, dcci said...
1) Is healthcare a right or a privilege in wealthy (i.e., most OECD member countries)? But if it's a privilege, what/who decides who gets health care? Therefore, I believe:
2) Healthcare is DIFFERENT than everything else - it is NOT the same as selling cars, TV's, vacations, or anything else. In other words, wouldn't it be OK if THIS ONE THING wasn't a part of our capitalist/market-driven society? In other words, why can't healthcare be a not-for-profit endeavor, part of a basket of services provided by the government, like highways and airports and national defense?
It exists and works in other capitalist countries. Everyone gets looked after and if you wan't a higher level of service or choice, you can still pay extra and get it if you wish to.