Is it time to use the ancient method of price incentives to reduce drug addiction in the USA?

The Chicago Tribune contained two related articles. One about Juul nicotine Vaping products The other, Voice of the People, an opinion  stated its time for a voter referendum to decide the politics of replacing private medical insurance with one pay Medicare system.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to question and reveal the compelling truth of why people who make personal choices to use medical proven addictive drug products, which have proven high risks of detrimental health effects, should require people who make healthy choice pay higher insurance premiums to pay for folly of fools.

King Solomon

 “Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.”(Proverbs 3:13-16)

Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe. (Proverb 11:15)

The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
(Proverb 14:8)

What’s My Point?

We know the truth and identity of the harmful health effects and medical costs to treat the effects addictive drugs have on humans. We know we are borrowing trillions of dollars to our National Debt to pay for medical costs to treat people who make foolish decisions to invest addictive drugs. We know humans are cost conscious of most every product they buy. We know cost incentives work to inhibit people from buying items they cannot afford.

Sowhy are we not making people who make foolish decisions pay for their foolishchoices instead of everyone else?

For example, Juul is selling a nicotine product and is now suing suppliers whosell less costly nicotine products which can be used on their inhaler products.The CDC, has conducted tests and published the detrimental effects of nicotineproducts paid for by all taxpayers. Cigarette manufacturers are paying foradvertisements demanded by a suit they lost that prove they covered up andmisled past cigarette smokers of the harmful effects of smoking.

Every doctor who treats any patient asks if they are or were a cigarette smoker in the past or use addictive drugs. Why, because they know the majority of health problems, they will at are experiencing are the result of a harmful drug they chose to use in their lifetime and now cost billions of dollars to treats.

In the meantime, people who are wise and choose not to invest harmful drugs all must pay for the medical costs of fools who chose otherwise.

In My Opinion

We are all fools to allow politicians to ignore this folly and continue to listen to people who make all health providers make everyone pay for the foolish choices of “strangers” to the use of wisdom in their lives as stated in above Proverb…

What to Do Instead?

The old idiom, “If you want to play, then you must pay,” should begin by making all suppliers of addictive drug products raise their prices to pay for the long-term health effects that are medically proven to cause health problems.

The added costs to be directed to a separate fund, similar to Medicare, to pay the costs for medical care of anyone who tests to have ingested an addictive drug.

In other words, use the ancient proven method of employing wise cost incentives to decrease use of harmful drug products.

The simple how’s, whys, and therefore detail are too long to describe in a blog post. Another ancient wisdom saying is “When there is a will, there is a way,” means the present can find the means if they really set their minds to the task.

If Interested

Read the Source Links Below and Previous Posts.

You Decide

Are we taxpayer fools for keep electing people who make us pay for the folly of strangers who make foolish choices in their lives.

Are we fools for electing politicians who keep adding to the National Debt to pay for the strangers who make foolish choices in their lives?

Are we fools for allowing politicians to pass laws to give incentives for the strangers to sell addictive drugs and make it more affordable for our children to become addicted to life from their products?

When will we American taxpayers discern and be prudent with how our tax money is being used by politicians and quit being deceived to pay for fools who make foolish health choices?

Or are we the real fools for allowing ourselves to be deceived into paying for folly and borrowing to be paid by our children and grandchildren?

Should the voter referendum suggestion instead  ask voters to stop paying taxes to pay for the health costs of fools who ingest addictive drugs foolish choices?

Regards and good will blogging.

Source Links

Chicago Tribune

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-juul-lawsuit-copycat-ecigarette-20181126-story.html

 CDC Nicotine

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/pdfs/Electronic-Cigarettes-Infographic-508.pdf

Ancient Wisdom Source of Compelling Truths

https://www.compellingtruth.org/long-life.html

Previous Posts

https://rudymartinka.com/2018/11/14/%EF%BB%BFking-solomon-amazing-hypocrisy-of-vaping-vs-legalizing-recreational-marijuana/

https://rudymartinka.com/2018/09/04/king-solomon-opium-and-liberalism-you-cant-have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too/