Kudos to John Mackey from Whole Foods

I confess, I’ve never shopped the store, but this co-founder and CEO writes one heck of a letter to the editor:

Health care is a service that we all need, but just like food and shelter it is best provided through voluntary and mutually beneficial market exchanges. A careful reading of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution will not reveal any intrinsic right to health care, food or shelter. That’s because there isn’t any. This “right” has never existed in America

Even in countries like Canada and the U.K., there is no intrinsic right to health care. Rather, citizens in these countries are told by government bureaucrats what health-care treatments they are eligible to receive and when they can receive them. All countries with socialized medicine ration health care by forcing their citizens to wait in lines to receive scarce treatments.

He lists several important health insurance reforms that aren’t in that bill our legislators are using as a doorstop.

Go, read it!