November 12, 2008
Universal health care is, in its purest form, obviously, a proposal to give everyone in the universe health care coverage. It has recently been watered down to only apply to Americans. Why is this? If you think we should have universal health care in this country, why do you think it should only apply to Americans? And if you say it's because Americans are the ones paying into it, do you approve of our progressive tax system that requires the wealthiest Americans to pay for much more of it, while people who pay no income tax could potentially get healthcare benefits for free. If they can, why shouldn't wealthy Americans be forced to fund it for people outside America, too?