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16-11-2003, 02:44
Aquilla Decides:
Give Us Healthcare or Give Us Death!

Government Acts
The Issue
A large group of Aquilla's uninsured citizens have petitioned the government to provide a universal healthcare system, citing the poor health of many low and middle-class workers. Some of the more vocal of them are threatening violence if something isn't done.

The Debate
"A universal healthcare system would provide everyone with the same quality healthcare the more wealthy and well-insured currently receive," says recently laid-off citizen and civil rights activist Hack Longfellow. "Sure, taxes would probably have to increase a bit. But isn't it worth it to provide our lower-class citizens with the same opportunities the upper-class citizens have?"

"Are you all INSANE? This will ruin the health insurance business and drive up unemployment rates," argues Jennifer Winters, head of the largest insurance provider in Aquilla. "If everyone working for their health insurance could suddenly get it free, there would be fewer jobs filled. It would get worse for everyone involved. The government should investigate the motives of these troublemaking 'protestors', instead!"

This is the position your government is preparing to adopt.

"Why do we have to choose either radical option?" says your Secretary of Health, Buy Barry. "Couldn't we just provide limited basic healthcare for our citizens and have major operations covered by private health insurance? It would be more affordable and the poor would suffer less than they do under the current system."
The Government Position
The government has indicated its intention to follow the recommendations of Option 2.

If you wish, you may simply dismiss this issue.

Issue by: The United Socialist States of Dictator Amanda
Editor: Reploid Productions

16-11-2003, 02:48
Well, Buy is a character in Jennifer Government, so I imagine that was just a funny mix, unless it doesn't change when you go back to the issue..