A Different Slant on Health Care and Private Charity
The Post-Dispatch‘s Kevin Horrigan had a column several days ago in which he suggested that there is no way private charity could cover what he estimated would be a $21 billion annual expense to provide insurance to every person in America. I have several responses to his argument, but I’ll limit myself to what I believe to be the most obvious: Congressional behavior to the contrary, government money does not appear out of thin air. It must at some point be taken away from each one of us and our neighbors.
If Americans can’t afford to give this amount charitably, where does he think the money will come from for a government-driven solution?