Friday, November 20, 2009

A Better Health Care Bill of Rights

1. No law shall be passed granting any group or entity any tax incentive or advantage that exceeds the tax benefit received by an individual citizen of the united states.

2. Neither the federal government nor any of its states shall pass nor enforce any law which prohibits a citizen from purchasing any health insurance policy under any terms that citizen desires.
Minimum mandates are really restrictions on the rights of the consumers to purchase what they wish by disallowing insurance companies from offering products that the consumers want. These restrictions are immoral and should not be given the force of law.

3. No citizen shall be required to finance the health care of any other citizen.
The role of charity is to provide for those who cannot provide for themselves, and the role of the recipients of charity is gratitude towards those extending the charity. Thus, both the giver and recipient benefit from the transaction. When, however, one entity takes by force from another to give to the needy the taker steals from the producer both the resources already produced and the goodwill and gratitude that would have been due the producer for providing for the needy. Come on, people, this is self-evident and so obvious.

4. No citizen shall be forced at any time to submit to medical treatment against his will without due process.
As recently as 1981 the State of Oregon was forcibly sterilizing persons deemed unsuitable to reproduce by its "Board of Eugenics." Members of Christian Science whose religious faith prohibits invasive medical treatment have their religious tenants violated when forced to submit to medical care.

5. No health care provider may be compelled to either provide or withhold medical treatment from a patient.
Since health care provider provides a service of economic or financial value the 13th Amendment already prohibits forcing a person to work against his will. The existence of laws in violation of this principal throughout the country and the failure of the courts to uphold this principal when the work provided is medical in nature is evidence that this principal needs to be explicitly extended to this arena.

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