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Dueling Delusions in Health Advocacy: “Affordability” vs. “Personal Responsibility”

One side insists that we must have affordable health care for all.  The other side insists that individuals must take personal responsibility for their own health.
For the “affordability” advocates, they mean that individuals should all be able to pay an affordable amount for health care, even if that requires free or highly subsidized health care for many, such as Medicaid & the Affordable Care Act.
For the “personal responsibility” advocates,  they mean that many people choose to do unhealthy things, so they become unhealthy.  Why should “responsible” healthy people with healthy habits pay for them?  In fact, don’t free and subsidized health care encourage unhealthy behavior, since unhealthy people pay little for the consequences of their choices?
What the affordability proponents don’t discuss, is whether the country can afford to pay for widespread free or highly subsidized health care--especially when 60% have expensive chronic diseases, often starting in childhood and continuin…
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