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Free Healthcare for Everyone

“If people don’t have to pay, they will overuse”

“When people have to pay, they won’t get treatment”

“They have to pay anyway, in the form of higher premiums or taxes”

“They don’t connect higher taxes or deficits with going to the doctor more: it isn’t salient enough to benefit from price sensitivity”

“Increasing access to healthcare means chronically unemployed will get jobs after getting treatment”

“No. Spending more money on disabled people just means they go to the doctor more. They won’t get jobs because they are disabled.”

“There is low-hanging fruit, such as treating addiction.”

“It is immoral for homeless drug addicts to free ride off my taxes and get better healthcare.”

“Those homeless drug addicts will get off the street, start paying taxes, and become functioning citizens if they get treatment.”

“They are just trading a drug for another drug.”

“Type 2 diabetes is “self-inflicted” and treatment includes medication.”

“Type 2 diabetics never lied, cheated, and stole from the society to get sugar.”

“Most of those homeless drug addicts who are addicted to heroin got started because of shady marketing and leadership practices by big pharma through elected leadership.”

“Well healthcare costs are already out of control. Reducing the out of pocket costs will only reduce price-sensitivity because the costs are too far removed. Especially when government deficits seem to be increasing indefinitely.”

“Those deficits are not just a function of spending. It also has to do with reducing taxes. If we want to lower the deficit, companies should also have to pay taxes.”

“TAXING CORPORATIONS CAUSES LESS OF AN INCENTIVE TO INNOVATE.”

“If they reduce their net income (taxable income) by increasing investment into research and development, it could have the opposite effect. Not taxing corporations with huge profits and cash on the balance sheet reduces the incentive to incur expenses.”

“That doesn’t matter! What matters is the headlines, not the details. Two words: Animal Spirits.”

“So we are increasing the deficit so that big corporations can pay less taxes, but are reluctant to invest in treating addiction caused by poorly regulating big corporations? There seems to be something wrong with that.”

“Those homeless drug addicts deserve what they got! It is there fault, and this is all just a mirage to relieve them of their deserved shame.”

“Introducing morality into medicine is a lingering disease from centuries ago. Treat addiction so these people can be functioning members of society, instead of in an endless cycle that is killing millions.”

“Trading a drug for a drug is just trading addiction for addiction!”

“Tell that to the parents who lost children, and the children who lost parents. That attitude is contributing to the death, but is a valid concern because of how pharmaceutical companies and medical professionals contributed to this mess.”