It’s all taxpayer funded. Everyone pays taxes. You. Me. Everyone. The difference between a “universal” healthcare option (which uses “community rating”) and a fully medically underwritten system is that the money passes through government hands first, which creates another layer of expense. That and community rating systems aren’t mathematically sustainable whereas fully underwritten systems are.
It don’t matter whether you’re for or against so-called universal healthcare.
If you are for any type of government spending outside of basic government services (think the court system, police and military, and certain administrative offices necessary for congress and the President to do their job) then there’s a good chance that “the other side” has spending programs you don’t like or think are stoopid.
For example, liberals hate it when conservatives spend money on, well, anything. And conservatives hate it when liberals spend money on, well, anything. It don’t make no sense to me because they aren’t spending their own money. They’re spending YOUR money, damn it!
And if I’m elected President of the United States, I’ll make sure as little of your money as possible is spent on stoopid stuff. I promise republicans won’t be spending your money. And I promise liberals won’t be spending your money either.
No. Wait. That won’t work. See? This is why Yours Fatherly can’t get elected.
I’d piss too many people off and in the end everyone would have to be responsible for their own sh*t and some people would be very angry about the prospect of having to be a grown-ass adult.
Yes, I realize there are people who are poor or disabled or otherwise cannot fend for themselves. Those people can be taken care of by a massive trust fund. In fact, this exact problem was solved at one point by the ideas of Ben Franklin and later by Jonathan Holden and — both times — it was undone or nerfed by the state and federal government and in one case, by the trustees who had zero patience and a judge who apparently didn’t really care about the sanctity of the trust fund.
The problem isn’t really finding people who care about the poor and unfortunate (who are a small minority of the population to begin with). The problem is with people who can take care of themselves but who don’t want to.
OK, rant over.