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But, when the arguments become that x cannot be done because it cuts into y's profit margin, then I'm not so sure.
For instance, I see our healthcare system as immoral and don't understand really where the quandary part comes in. We can afford a national health plan. People are dying. It's somewhat of an emergency if you look at that fact and the rising infant mortality rate.
We can afford a national health plan. It would benefit a majority of the people. It would save taxpayer money since we already pay so much per capita by having a two tiered system. It would benefit doctors who are drowning in paperwork and insurance. It would benefit many businesses who are paying exhorbitant insurance rates.
A national health plan seems win-win to me. Who would lose? The HMOs, and Insurance companies. I say fine, cut out the middlemen and let them find useful work. I suppose the pharmacuetical companies would suffer a bit of profit loss as well. Again, I don't see that as a bad thing. I don't think medicine should be the road to wealth beyond imagining. I think the current CEO salaries and stockholder profits are grotestque.
So in this scenario, I don't see a quandary. I see something that's simply the right, the moral, thing to do. I see leaving the system as is to be immoral. So, is there a downside I'm unaware of?
Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes
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