The healthcare debate is sure getting heated these days as a 65-year-old man who was against socialized healthcare had his pinky finger bitten off in an argument at a healthcare rally. To be fair, he did punch the other guy first, but was biting off a finger in return really called for?
Though competition may be allowed, it is nowhere near fair competition.
We are forced to pay for the public option, making it more difficult
to afford a private alternative. In addition, it is impossible to compete with a firm that has a continuous supply of income from taxes regardless of what it does and can offer “free” service. Even those who are opposed to the government provision of health care may not be wealthy enough to afford private healthcare on top of the healthcare taxes they’re required to pay in the first place.
Kenli Schoolland is a policy intern at the Grassroot Institute.