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Culturally Appropirate Health-Care

Here’s a letter that I sent today to the Washington Post:

La Clinica del Pueblo’s
Mauricio Silva boasts that his clinic supplies "culturally appropriate
health care" (Letters, August 6).  I love this idea!  And I presume
that in this age in which diversity is celebrated and all cultural
preferences are equally respected and protected, I can receive my own
culturally appropriate health care.

In my culture – call it
individualist – I am not forced to pay for anyone’s health care
and no one is forced to pay for mine.  I’m free to choose to buy
health-care insurance as long as it isn’t forcibly subsidized.  And
persons in my culture are mortally offended at the prospect of being
forced to participate in any collective scheme of health-care financing
or provision.

I call upon all persons who respect diverse
cultures to stand up for mine, which today is endangered – to help me
and my fellow individualists protect our culture from forcible
assimilation with the dominant one that is arrogantly trying to strip
us of our unique cultural folkways.

Donald J. Boudreaux


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