That's all for today. This is the Daily Dose for March 29, 2012.
“The political controversy over the distribution of health care in the United States is an instructive problem in distributive justice. Good health is care is necessary for pursuing most other things in life. Yet equal access to health care would require the government to not only redistribute resources from the rich, healthy to the poor, and infirm, but also restrict the freedom of doctors and other health care providers. Such redistributions may be warranted, but to what level, and to what extent? ” Gutmann & Thompson (Page 178).
“This case is about people—children and adults who are sick, bad, and vulnerable—for whom life, in the memorable words of poet Langston Hughes, “ain’t been no crystal stair”. It is written in the dry and bloodless language of “the Iaw”—statistics, acronyms of agencies and bureaucratic entities, Supreme Court case names and quotes, official governmental reports, periodicity tables, etc. But let there be no forgetting the proper people to whom this bloodless language gives voice: anxious working parents who are too abominable to obtain medications or heart catheter procedures or lead poisoning screening for their children, AIDS patients unable to acquire treatment, elderly persons suffering from chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease who require constant monitoring arid medical attention. Behind every fact found herein is a human face and the reality of being poor in the richest nation on earth." (Slip op. At 3). -Judge Gladys Kessler, December 11, 1996.
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THAT'S FUCKING SUSPICIOUS
THAT'S FUCKING SUSPICIOUS!