The founder of Whole Foods…

August 12th, 2009

arguing AGAINST a public option for healthcare in the United States?

Health care is a service that we all need, viagra sales diagnosis but just like food and shelter it is best provided through voluntary and mutually beneficial market exchanges. A careful reading of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution will not reveal any intrinsic right to health care, sildenafil buy cialis food or shelter. That’s because there isn’t any. This “right” has never existed in America

Even in countries like Canada and the U.K., there is no intrinsic right to health care. Rather, citizens in these countries are told by government bureaucrats what health-care treatments they are eligible to receive and when they can receive them. All countries with socialized medicine ration health care by forcing their citizens to wait in lines to receive scarce treatments.

Although Canada has a population smaller than California, 830,000 Canadians are currently waiting to be admitted to a hospital or to get treatment, according to a report last month in Investor’s Business Daily. In England, the waiting list is 1.8 million.

At Whole Foods we allow our team members to vote on what benefits they most want the company to fund. Our Canadian and British employees express their benefit preferences very clearly—they want supplemental health-care dollars that they can control and spend themselves without permission from their governments. Why would they want such additional health-care benefit dollars if they already have an “intrinsic right to health care”? The answer is clear—no such right truly exists in either Canada or the U.K.—or in any other country.

That must be hard for his granola-eating customers to swallow.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. phel  |  August 12th, 2009 at 7:10 am

    I love them even more now

  • 2. buzz  |  August 12th, 2009 at 8:08 am

    I think they deserve my business more than ever.

  • 3. Billiam  |  August 12th, 2009 at 11:44 am

    That’s a man I could work for. Just wait for the attacks now.

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