Health care: an alternative to ‘no’

By Matt C. Abbott

John F. Kippley, Catholic author and co-founder of Natural Family Planning International, Inc., offered the following commentary on the current health care debate.

In favor of a Personal Responsibility Insurance Act

By John F. Kippley

It certainly seems like a good idea to me that everyone should have access to health care via insurance, that health insurance should be portable, and that the wide community should share the costs of catastrophic diseases and injuries. These are the points on which the topic of health care reform solicits great sympathy on the part of many Americans. There are, however, five huge problems.

1. First, there is the role of government and the danger of another unsustainable entitlement program.

2. Second is the cost of such reforms.

3. Third is greed on the part of more than a few physicians who have learned how to milk the system to the max.

4. The fourth problem is that in all of the many words I have read about the reform of health care and insurance, I have seen nothing about reducing the cost of health care by reducing the items paid for by insurance. For example, I have seen arguments that abortion should not be paid for by insurance that is paid for by taxpayers or even by others in the same insurance plan who are opposed to this grave moral evil. But it also should not be paid for by taxpayers or by group insurance simply because it is a purely elective item. Even the pro-abortionists like to talk about it as a “choice.” The same holds true for birth control devices and drugs. These are strictly matters of choice. They are entirely different from a disease caused by uninvited bacteria or injuries caused by an accident. There is no reason why the body politic or the members of a group insurance should be paying for these matter-of-choice items.

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1 Comment

  1. Matt, a lot of things sound “good” but wind up being bad in the end. If you look at Socialized medicine around the world, you see long lines, terrible quality care, while the Rich use private healthcare.

    I never understood how the religious could also take such a Liberal stance, as it is Liberalism that seeks to destroy them.


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