Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Is Universal Health Care for Children a Socialist Plot?

Paul Krugman offers some cogent arguments in the debate over whether universal health care for children would be "middle class welfare" or a "socialist plot." Here's a quote:

We offer free education, and don't worry about middle-class families getting benefits they don't need, because that's the only way to ensure that every child gets an education -- and giving every child a fair chance is the American way. And we should guarantee health care to every child, for the same reason.

2 comments:

Tauratinzwe said...

Unfortunately, there are those (including many "big" names in the SBC) who are trying to dismantel the public school system. It is not done in the name of anti-socialist fairness, but the individualist, "I'm not my brother's keeper," worship at the temple of capitalism attitude is the same.

Michael Westmoreland-White said...

And we shouldn't stop with children. Healthcare is a human right in every other industrial nation than the U.S.