"Universal health care a step towards slavery"

This letter to the editor gives a contrarian opinion:

What Emma neglected to address, as most proponents of universal health care do, is who will be funding the program. I wonder who Emma believes she has the right to enslave in order to pay for her medical care. There are only two choices: the doctor who will be forced to work for free, or taxpayers.

Anyone forced to work for others without choice or pay is a slave. I thought we abolished slavery a few years ago, in part because it interfered with people’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Emma (and anyone else who supports the idea of universal health care), it is not my responsibility to provide health care for anyone but my own family. Until I have a vote on whether or not others procreate, I should not be expected to feed them, clothe them or provide for their medical needs.

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