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July 25, 2012, 12:57:31 AM

I have wealth because I provide services or goods and people pay me for it. Compulsory charity is tyranny and nobody gets to browbeat me into throwing my money into a tyrannical pit.

I don't have health insurance, I don't need nor want to be covered and then receive borderline malpractice and live in hell like everyone I know who receives regular non-emergent western medical care. I am also a strategically risky person and have never been to (or by any stretch of the imagination, needed) the ER for anything, not even a broken bone or sutures. I don't feel ripped off paying in cash for stuff like nevus removal or stuck earwax irrigation/removal (those were a looong time ago). And if my luck or risk strategies run out, I will pay the consequences, bankruptcy or DNR.

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July 25, 2012, 12:58:40 AM

Medical care is no different, it can be provided cheaply, and efficiently, by doctors competing to get your business. Heh. I've noticed Walmart is absorbing other services, as well (my local one has a bank, an optometrist's, and a hair stylist in it, not to mention the McDonalds and arcade) Imagine if Walmart opened a medical clinic over by the pharmacy?

It would be nice if it was the situation. But right now, you got millions of people without health insurance, and you NEED to cover them. You're gambling with your human potential for money and political reasons. Insure them, whatever the cost is. You can pay yourself a war in Irak that gives nothing back? I'm pretty sure you can pay for health insurance that certainly gives a return. If the businesses can't fill the hole, the government has to.

But that's the problem, and the addiction that I spoke of before. Other people's money is a powerful drug, and one that eventually kills the addict. You can either quit cold turkey, but the withdrawal is a bitch, and is almost as bad as keeping on the same way. Agorism is the other option, think of it like a 12-step for OPM.

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