Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Remembering the victims

Over 20,000 people per year are killed by the for-profit health insurance industry in the United States. Here are the names and stories of some of them.

As I've mentioned before, if your ideology ends up with thousands of dead bodies in the streets, your ideology is immoral and wrong. The only reason to retain the current U.S. health care system, a system which is a) the most expensive in the world, and b) the most deadly of any first-world health care system, is ideology. Period. It doesn't work, and it results in tens of thousands of dead bodies in the streets.

Let us remember that the whole purpose of any form of social organization is to produce the most good for the most people. People who raise any "-ism" to the level of religion are dangerous -- and, in many cases, evil, and not knowing they're evil because they view their own ideology as "good" and everything else as "evil". But if their ideology leads to dead bodies on the streets... I don't know what else you can call these people.

-- Badtux the Pragmatic Penguin

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