“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” doesn’t seem to apply when talking about the US government’s perspective on your health freedom. The National Health Freedom Coalition (NHFC) believes that today’s reality is that many health issues that are important to Americans are going unchecked because of the way laws are structured in America. Some of these state laws are so far-reaching that they affect citizens’ basic rights to choose healthful options. From the NHFC website:
Restrictive laws in America reflecting only the conventional medical approach to health care and the conventional approach to production and manufacturing of foods and products, prohibit a multitude of healing practices and healthful environments and products. Because of these laws, your right to health is severely limited.
When health care options are eliminated through restrictive laws and regulations, choices are eliminated and access to health becomes meaningless.
We support the more acceptable balance between individual rights of self-determination and free choice, and the government’s concerns for public safety.
The NHFC statements envision what we can have in this country, not what we currently have. Even the American Bar Association makes the statement on it’s website that:
In the United States, we cannot enjoy the right to health care. Our country has a system designed to deny, not support, the right to health. The United States does not really have a health care system, only a health insurance system. Our government champions human rights around the world, insisting that other countries protect human rights, even imposing sanctions for a failure to do so. Our government is not as robust in protecting rights at home.
This article entitled, “Health Care as a Human Right,” goes on to say:
The real confusion lies in the treatment of health as a commodity. Health insurance is no more health care than fire insurance prevents fires in our homes. It is a financial arrangement that has nothing to do with the actual physical or mental health of our nation. Worse yet, it makes our right to health care contingent upon our financial abilities. Human rights are not commodities. The transition from a right to a commodity lies at the heart of a system that perverts a right into an opportunity for corporate profit at the expense of those who suffer the most.
How did we get here? Following that thread of health as a commodity, according to the Foundation for Economic Education, “Even if you don’t like every result of market control, it’s hard to imagine that anyone can defend what necessarily replaces it once you surrender any market to control by government.” The same article goes on to say:
This is because the minds of politicians working together – with all their mixed motives of special-interest acquiescence, electoral fears, and general ignorance – cannot possibly replicate, much less improve upon, the brilliant mind of the market at work.
For anyone who shies away from economics, the market is commonly defined as two or more parties engaging in an exchange of goods, services, and information. In other words, we are talking about the exchange between you and the healthcare provider of your choice, conventional or alternative.
Proponents of health freedom, like 100 Year Lifestyle providers, do not see your health as a commodity, but rather a right. We respect that right to self-determination, the right of all people to make their own healthcare choices, period.
Where do you stand on letting the government make your healthcare choices for you?
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