On Healthcare, Human Rights, and a Humane Society

Healthcare is a basic Human Right; hence:

1. The issue of Healthcare is a Human Rights issue.

2. The denial of Healthcare to even a single person is a violation of that person’s basic Human Rights; and is inhumane in and of itself.

3. The societal system which maintains that the rights of an individual or entity to make a profit is more important than the rights of an individual to have Healthcare is an inhumane system, and is a violation of basic Human Rights in and of itself.

4. The only way that a society can be a humane and just society is to ensure that each individual has Healthcare.

5. The logistics as to how to provide Healthcare to each and every individual then are necessary details in order to maintain our humaneness as a society and as a people.


Have We Learned Our Lesson?

I sincerely hope that President Obama has learned his lesson.

Bless his heart, I truly believe he means well.  He is just too conciliatory and unfortunately in the case of “Affordable Healthcare”, we the working stiffs are getting screwed because of his efforts to “bring all parties to the table”.

The fact is, that when the profiteering Insurance companies were allowed  to be a part of the process of “solving” an issue that they played a key role in creating, that was like allowing the coyote to be a part of installing security in the hen house.

When the Affordable Healthcare Act passed without a Single Payer option there many wise minds who immediately warned that this plan would enable the Insurance companies to exploit this legislation to their advantage, and sure enough that is exactly what has happened.

The fact that the profiteering  Health Insurance Industry  has exploited what was designed to be an “affordable” health care act in order to price gouge at a rate which defies any sense of merit or justification renders that industry untrustworthy to say the very least in what is proving to be an even worse situation than existed before 2010.

That said, I hope that we, the American people have learned our lesson.

Profiteering Health Insurance companies are not to be trusted.  If even allowed to continue to do business they should be heavily regulated, but by no means are they to be trusted.

In my judgment, it is time for a nationalized Single Payer Healthcare option funded by taxes and available to EVERYONE.  Even if we have to reinstate pre-1980 tax rates in order to fund this plan, then so be it.

It is time to stop catering to the greedy and ungrateful elite, and let’s  tax corporations and the top tax bracket at rates which in the past have proven fair and beneficial in order to provide for EVERYONE.

I sincerely believe that a nationalized Single Payer Healthcare system funded by taxes is our only viable option in order to escape further exploitation by the profiteering Healthcare Industry.