Peter Hentges (jbru) wrote,
Peter Hentges

Thought experiment

If something like Hurricane Katrina or the Indian Ocean tsunami occurred and the American people were told that there were 40 million people without proper medical care, there would be an enormous outpouring of charity. People would line up to donate blood, corporations would give staggering sums, politicians would author relief bills supported by their constituents, individuals from all walks of life would give whatever they could to make sure that those people had the care they needed.

Ask the same Americans to accept a small increase in taxes to fund health care for themselves and their fellow citizens and they, by and large, balk at the prospect.

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