I am a Canadian. I am not anti-american. You know it’s going to be good when it starts that way. The following thoughts are not anti-american. They are an outsider’s view of a fascinating history with an opinionated leaning. None of us are free. It all started with health care…. There is an incredible undercurrent … Continue reading declaration of dependence
As a disclaimer, I am not an American citizen – and thus an observer at worst and obnoxious commentator at best. However, If I could vote in this country, I would vote in favor of universal health care every time. I base this on: The fact that the majority of the developed world believes that … Continue reading health care
The debate about health care in my experience thus far has had lots of teachable moments a kin to the President’s Beer Summit. I’ve learned a lot: It’s easy to let opinions get drowned out by name calling and insults, Some argue that there is much more at stake than just health care (an unfortunately … Continue reading what we’ve learned so far
Yesterday, I laid out what I thought it meant to be human. At the core of life, if you ask me, are relationships (we should value and be engaged in relationships) and a desire for self-/corporate-actualization and improvement. There are lots of aspects of being human beings but arguably these are the most uniquely human. … Continue reading human’s rights
Before we can really discuss the higher-level health care issues, we have to determine what are human rights? Perhaps who determines them? Maybe even most essental . . . what does it mean to be human? Yes, I’m aware these are philosophical questions that may or may not have an easy answer. Let me start … Continue reading human rights?
An interesting question for me that has come out the very pervaisive and oft-wayward debate on the affordable health care for all americans legislation that is currently being considered is this: is health care a human right? I’d never given that any thought. Growing up in Canada it was never, ever a concern. Was it … Continue reading human rights