Can a distributist support HR 3200?
Healthcare and subsidiarity: Local solutions are better.
Donald Goodman at The Distributist Review looks at the pros and cons of the proposed bill.
Are local systems possible? Certainly. The first hospitals in the Western world, of course, were Catholic hospitals, and they treated the poor---and everyone else---for free. In other words, they were operated on a purely charitable basis, generally by religious, who didn't expect payment for their work because they were doing it for the glory of God, not for their own pocketbooks.
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