Originally Posted by The Cobalt Sieg
To be honest, I feel I am too de-humanized to respond with the correct emotions for the situation of the poor and the destitute.
I'm an expert hyperboligist and even I think that's a bit over the line. You're "dehumanized" because poor people will get to go to the doctor's? Seriously?
I keep in mind these three things - in most cases, the poor are poor because of their own choices. Dropping out of highschool, bad work ethics, wasted money...
For the sake of argument, let's assume you're right. The next question is this: So what?
Why should someone's bad choices earlier in life mean that they shouldn't be able to go to the doctor without bankrupting themselves? Why should anyone
have to choose between medication and food? And why should being born into a relatively wealthy family mean that you get better doctors and better treatment?
The rest of your argument is just propping up and knocking down strawmen, so I'll leave it at that.