Let me start off by saying that this is purely an opinion piece, and that there is very little factual basis in the political concept that I am about to introduce. Universal healthcare has been a hot button issue for American politics, and everyone has their own opinion. The right wing believes that it is just another hand out for lower class americans, while the left believes that healthcare is a fundamental right that should be all-inclusive. Now, our political system has woked efficiently for the past 244 years, but it has one major flaw. It is black and white. There is no in-between; you’re either right, or you’re wrong. Now this begs the question, who is fundamentally correct when it comes to this issue?
What if I told you that nobody was completely correct? It is a known fact that republicans do not like to spend their own money unless they absolutely have to. Their principle argument is that they shouldn’t have to pay taxes in order to fund healthcare for those that don’t contribute to society, but there might be a way for us to make universal health care universally affordable. I think that I alone may have come up with the solution to one of our largest issues (You’re Welcome).
I am essentially proposing that we adopt a warranty-like healthcare system. This meaning that your medical care will not be subsidized if your actions contributed to your need for said medical care (i.e. smokers being treated for lung cancer, alcohol over-indulgences, and terrible dieting habits). This is not a perfect solution, but it could be a step in the right direction because healthcare should be an inalienable right, but only for those that take the necessary precautions in order to remain healthy.