Why isn't Universal Health Care more popular with conservatives?
My doctor and I had an interesting discussion the other day, in which he pointed out that Universal Health Care (single payer system) would actually advance some pretty traditional conservative ideals, and that the less far reaching ‘Obamacare’ achieves similar things.
Aside from cost/benefit ratios, most of these things don’t seem to be talked about much. For instance, many people who would rather be a stay-at-home parent have to keep working solely because their job is the one that provides health insurance benefits for their families. Would-be entrepreneurs are often in the same boat, unable to make the leap to self-employment because they need those insurance benefits. Less access to birth control results in more abortions. So, if Universal Health Care results in lower costs overall, more stay-at-home parents, more independent business owners, and fewer abortions… what is the downside, to a conservative?
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