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Is medical health insurance a proper? — with John Goodman (1994) | THINK TANK – jj

Is medical health insurance a proper? — with John Goodman (1994) | THINK TANK

Original air date: July 15, 1994

Should the government guarantee health insurance for everyone?

Ben Wattenberg — senior fellow, American Enterprise Institute

John Goodman — president of the National Center for Policy Analysis
Paul Starr — Princeton University
Stuart Butler — director of domestic policy studies at the Heritage Foundation
Theodore Marmor — professor of public policy and management at Yale University

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  1. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

    When health insurance (rather than an actual healthcare program like the rest of the developed nations on the planet manage to do just fine, but that doesn't enrich the execs running our pharma and medicine and insurance schemes or the lobbists and thinktanks that support them) is our only viable route to access health care in this country, that insurance is a right. Or do the Founding Fathers only matter to you treasonous thieving motherfuckers when their words can be twisted to further enrich you and your cronies?

  2. You're only FISCAL conservatives there at the institute, I see, not social conservatives. It's only recently I learned that former PNAC man Thomas Donnelly has now become Gisele Donnelly, and works with your institute. What on earth is wrong with you people, sanctioning and legitimizing this?

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