TechJunkie wrote:I didn't say "heath insurance", I said, "basic health care".
Ah, since you're being very precise in your words, I will assume you consciously used the words "health care" instead of "sick care" to mean activities intended to keep you healthy and out of the doctor's office in the first place, which of course keeps costs down for everyone, and leads back to this....
JMT wrote:If you don't think it matters on a moral level that poor people don't have access to healthy organic foods, then you still have to face that the cost is lower for society to force feed them organic foods than to let them get sick and cost us all more.
If you don't think it matters on a moral level that poor people don't have access to a gym membership, then you still have to face that the cost is lower for society to keep them fit than to let them get fat and cost us all more.
If you truly care about keeping costs down as you claim, then we need to force everyone to keep food logs and prove they are eating 5 helpings of fruits and vegetables per day along with 1 gallon of water. We also need to force everyone to get gym memberships and prove they are using them. We can easily track this through their tax return filing as they will be required to submit receipts and activity logs through their accountant.
Hell, we might even require that everyone walk around wearing FitBits to ensure nobody cheats on their taxes. Sound expensive? Remember the lessons Coach has taught us. If everyone had to get solar panels, then the solar panel prices would come crashing down since economies of scale will be achieved, and this will in turn save the planet. Same logic applies. Require everyone to get FitBits and those little gadgets will cost less than $10, and in turn, will result in affordable sick care.
Failure to comply with any of this will result in a penalty for not doing their fair share in keeping costs down for everyone. If everyone did their fair share, our sick care costs would crash almost overnight. At a moral level, the ends always justify the means.