Many public policies are poorly crafted, intentionally divisive, and have unintended consequences. Often irrational and unaffordable (often Ponzie like) and redistributionist. If the proponents really cared about health care or education (for examples) they would become a nurse or a teacher. The end-game is political and economic socialism and bigger government.
DACA is particularly troublesome since two major problems are in play. The Free Rider (as usual) but also the Line Jumper problem. How to address both of these to everyone’s satisfaction?
No one, not a private insurance industry or even a federal government, can give someone, promise someone health care.
A government could declare health care a right. It could even pass a law that says “all patients are created equal”. So what?
Smoking is costing the country a fortune. Make it illegal including recreational pot … which the Left just made legal.
No one will be willing to pay for health care for smokers … for just one example.
This Spring, California SB (Senate Bill) 562 proposed a single-payer healthcare financing system for California. Governor Jerry Brown was immediately skeptical, stating, “This is called ignotum per ignotius….In other words, you take a problem and say, ‘I’m going to solve it by something that’s even a bigger problem,’ which makes no sense.”
A bio-ethical quandary is a drug patent. We can’t stop someone from making a profit, but what if they practically “own” a disease or affliction?