Of COURSE not! Geeze. People who say “yes” simply have never been in a position to understand the other side.
Do you realize, for instance, that the more health insurance businesses are REQUIRED to purchase for their employees, the more people they have to lay off.
What would you rather see at work: four people griping about having to pay for health insurance? Or one person fired, unable to feed their family, and three people with health insurance?
Wake up. Businesses are people just like me and you. They don’t have an endless supply of cash, and if they can’t afford to employ people, they have to let them go.
Want a taste of what we’re asking here?
What if you went to the grocery store, and in the checkout line the clerk grabs some Tylenol and scans it in with your purchases.
“I’m sorry – I didn’t want to buy the Tylenol,” you say.
“Oh, it’s for me,” the clerk responds. “You see I get these headaches.”
What would you think?
You’re there to buy groceries. Why should you be required to buy pain medication for the person who checks you out.
Now – you may say, “Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. I hope the Tylenol helps,” and kindly pay for it for the clerk.
But should you be REQUIRED to do that?
Absolutely not, right?
Well – it’s the same way with employment. The vast majority of people employing someone to do a full-time job are going to offer health care insurance.
1.) They want their employee healthy.
2.) Without insurance, they’re less likely to attract a qualified employee to their company.
In other words, it’s a business decision. Now, do I think Americans SHOULD pay money to help the needy? To feed the hungry? To clothe the poor?
Yes. Yes, I do.
But do I think Americans should be REQUIRED to do those things?
Stop inhibiting businesses from growing. Then, you won’t have the “Haves” and “Have nots”… You’ll have more of the folks in between. Sure, many of them would have to find better means to insure their health.
But more of them could afford it, too.