DB - DB # 5: Health Care or No Health Care? Health care is...

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DB # 5: Health Care or No Health Care? Health care is a huge debate here in the United States. The DB questions are general in nature, but you should certainly get into specifics & you are encouraged to use statistics to discuss your answers. 1) Should the U.S. government provide its citizens with health care? WHY or WHY NOT? - Hypothetically speaking, if the U.S. government were to provide its citizens with health care and were able to do so where some individuals were not being the monetary source for everyone (high income families) then yes, I do feel that the government should provide everyone with health care. However, I do not feel that people who make higher incomes should have their taxes increases due to the fact the government has not mapped out their budget sufficiently. People who make $200,000 and above have worked hard to get that money and work hard to maintain that money, so why should they have to pay more for everyone else? Maybe I would support this if society would be held responsible for bringing in income and paying taxes on all money earned. However, the society is too corrupt and not honest enough to do so. We have drug dealers whom make tons of money but never pay on it and claim welfare, people who stay unemployed to receive benefits, people who commit crimes to go to jail to receive health care, etc. It just doesn’t make any sense to rely on one demographic to be the main support for this and aid a bunch of free riders. (Income redistribution & public good free-rider) - On another note, what if people don’t want health insurance? Many people have the option of health care already and they just don’t want it because they would rather have the money in their bank account as opposed to have $80 a pay check taken out. () 2) If the U.S. had a universal health care system give
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