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    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead View Post
    and, using that same logic, what is a right today could be a privilege tomorrow.
    Yep. We, collectively decide what kind of country we live in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Yep. We, collectively decide what kind of country we live in.
    well, so the theory goes. not sure that works in the practical conditions we currently have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead View Post
    well, so the theory goes. not sure that works in the practical conditions we currently have.
    We are currently suffering under minority rule...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    We are currently suffering under minority rule...
    a temporary condition,but true. we shall see if that changes in November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Right in the sense that government should make access possible for its citizens when the free market fails to do so.
    Access and affording are two different things though. Some that live in big urban areas have great access to medical care but might not be able to afford it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Access and affording are two different things though. Some that live in big urban areas have great access to medical care but might not be able to afford it.
    You have a point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Access and affording are two different things though. Some that live in big urban areas have great access to medical care but might not be able to afford it.
    understand. what do you suggest to resolve that problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Its an entitlement unless we decide its a right.

    This stuff aint written in stone.
    But a right is often free or allowed. Ability to vote is free. Healthcare would not be free. It would fall under taxation. That would make it an entitlement then like SS and Medicare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead View Post
    understand. what do you suggest to resolve that problem?
    Well there are small steps that can be done. Canada is the country most similar to ours in that we cover vast amounts of land and are widely spread out. But even they have access problems. Someone who lives up in Hudson Bay pays taxes to have healthcare but may not have a doctor or hospital nearby. There could be ways where govt offers med school for free if they agree to serve time doctoring in communities like that. But its still not a given. Geography would be our biggest problem followed by inequality. Americans have the right to free education but the rich still have better schools. Hospitals would be a lot like that. Excellent doctors may not want to practice in poor areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Yep. We, collectively decide what kind of country we live in.
    Theoretically.....yes.
    Right now a radical RW minority get to make that decision.

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