The Right To Live Not Exist

As the health care continues to be in crisis mode there is one thing we aren’t talking about. What about those people who are legitimately sick? What are they doing? Some of these people have insurance and many of them are fighting for their coverage. Some of these people have lost their insurance, met their limits or had a job that only offered insurance if you gave up most of your wages to premiums.

I’m not here to debate health care costs. It’s obvious to me that something needs to change. There are those who say health care is a responsibility not a right. They then turn around and say they are anti abortion because they are “right to life.” I’d like to look at those two stances. How can you be “pro life” but “anti health care”. There are those with that stance who argue that government health care would allow poor people to eat badly and not take care of themselves, thus costing tax payers more. The irony of this is that those with access to a doctor typically eat better because even the minimal dietary advice by a doctor can keep some people on track for better health. Additionally, if you don’t have access to health care, how can anyone be aware that they have a condition that requires a special diet.

Has anyone brought up the cost of having a baby versus the cost of an abortion and asked those with these two incompatible beliefs about that?

The right to live includes the right to health care. You can’t have it both ways. Without health care, living becomes impossible. You only exist amidst the various problems and indignities visited upon you by the body. With health care, there is the opportunity to actually have productive, quality life. With or without health care we all die. Let’s just make sure everyone does it after the opportunity to allow us to experience the best of their being.

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Bonnie Koenig has been a licensed acupuncturist since 1999. She is passionate about helping people find real healing and real health. In the process she keeps asking about our attitudes towards sickness and health. Only by being clear on what sickness is, can we ever find health.

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