Bottom line, when the government “pays” for health care for everyone (uh, the government doesn’t “pay,” they take money from money earners called taxpayers and spread it around to those who don’t earn enough to pay their own way), they will soon realize that some people receiving the health care are making really bad choices about what “stuff” they buy. It won’t be long before you are required to get a physical, and if you are overweight or have other issues, you will be in jeopardy of losing your “free” health care, or you will be denied aggressive treatments because the risk/reward scenario doesn’t justify it. In order to avoid this, socially elite “smart people” will then tell us what “stuff” we can’t buy. Things like beer, cigarettes, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, Twinkies, and tattoos, because all of these things have health risks.
This quote sums up my own tangled thoughts on the health care debate, namely on the one hand we all must make choices about how lifestyle may impact health, yet balance that with our individual desire for choice and freedom from Government meddling, but at what price do we all pay for some people’s bad choices that take up the bulk of the health care budget?