Iwish someone would explain to me just what a “right” is in America.
If it is in the Bill of Rights, does that make it a “right”?
If it is in the Constitution, does that make it a “right”? Or is it the other way around? Whatever is not specified is a “right”? Wait, that makes no sense. Let’s see, is owning a SUV a “right”? Or flying to Florida? Or refusing to drink milk? I really don’t know.
And I suspect few others know the answer to this question. Maybe 1 in a 1,000 have a clue. I really don’t care if healthcare for all is a RIGHT or not. It is just the right thing to do. At this point I say that the Public Option must stay in the Bill or nothing, like Nancy Pelosi proposes. Why? because whatever is done right now is done forever, at least for our lifetimes. In other words, if we pass a half assed bill to trust the insurance companies, then the change to improve it in the future is gone. Zap.
By the way, as I understand it, if an insurance company does not have the power to enforce the rule of not accepting people who have certain pre-existing conditions then they will go broke. I do know for a fact that the insurance companies, especially the smaller ones, are slimy bastards who will do anything to deny coverage. This is not true of the biggies like BCBS and Aetna.