Here is a letter I recently sent to the Midland Daily News:
Carolyn Lutz recently stated in her letter on health care that “[a]ccess to appropriate care for everyone makes good sense. We all have a better chance of staying healthy if others in our community are kept as healthy as possible” (“Opportunity to be a leader,” September 20).
A potential improvement in health does not justify government in forcing individuals to devote more time or resources to health. If this logic were consistent, it would also be viable to enact a government mandate requiring everyone to eat healthy, exercise, and stop smoking.