Commentor troy, who hails from Holland, lays out his ideal healthcare system:
Health care should be free, IMO, in the sense that (1) it is free at the point of use, and (2) regardless of pre-existing conditions and personal wealth or lack thereof.
One should not forget that babies in Holland with spina bifida, which is most certainly a "pre-existing condition", are routinely euthanized.
"Free... regardless of pre-existing conditions". A moral exhortation from a citizen of a country in which 8% of "pre-existing condition" babies who die are killed deliberately by their doctors.
[A] 1997 study revealed that 45% of Dutch neonatologists and 31% of pediatricians had killed infants. In fact, according to the study, 8% of the infants who died in the Netherlands were actually killed … by doctors.
What a precis of liberal moral preening: 'We euthanize children with pre-existing conditions, but it's free.'
And government-regulated healthcare is a reality in many nations in Europe, where euthanasia is, unsurprisingly, increasingly the norm.
What do you think happens to people with preexisting conditions, when the same State that enforces laws on homicide also has to pay exorbitant costs of caring for handicapped people?
Holland is the answer to that question.