Indiscriminate insurance coverage has eaten away Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security, which, as reported today by the Trustees, will vaporize in 20 years. This theft occurred over time as the very definition of what constitutes health care was being hijacked by the all those folks who want validation, approval, license, and funding to practice their bad habits- like paying for Lindsey Lohan’s 15th detox, and all those like her that call their vices a ‘disease’. I am still waiting for a plausible explanation on how achieving an erection constitutes medical care or why I have to buy birth control for college students who can pay 60K a year tuition but practicing safe sex is a budgetary priority that falls below their bar crawl hookups.
Health care is not detox, birth control, Viagra, gender reassignment, or improving socialization by living with a pet [an NIH taxpayer funded study] – those are lifestyle choices; I don’t expect you to pay for mine, so why should I be compelled to pay for yours? Particularly if your habits are illegal or if I find them objectionable.
Our current barometer on what passes for health care must be completely redefined. Those of us that embrace healthy, risk-free practices, must stop validating the irresponsible conduct of others, and instead of rewarding/funding bad habits, our government needs to do the same and fast! Failure to act decisively will harm us for generations to come.