Originally Posted by Warhawk1982
Hey Sci Fi, does this mean you'll pay for me to have this tooth pulled? It's killing me.
Yes, actually. Because, contrary to what your comedic statement seems to imply you think, a tooth infected to the point of needing removal is hardly a trivial matter.
I know you don't mean
to convey this, but what your argument gets to is "I don't want my taxpayer dollars to go to performing open heart surgery on poor children! They're poor! Me to children: 'too bad you weren't born in a rich family, suckas!' "
You wish for America to be a land of equal opportunity, where everyone can achieve success through hard work. How does this work, if one can be forced to file for bankruptcy because he had a freak accident and cannot pay for it? Oops, there goes the college savings you spent a decade saving up. That's the Conservative Utopia to you.
That's the ethical argument. The economic argument I already outlined: universal healthcare is significantly more cost effective.