Is it feasible?

2018-07-12 06:00

THE Minister of Health is aspiring to implement a national health scheme whereby the wealthy must subsidise the poor; the healthy, the sick and the youth, the elderly.

Our minister compared our country with the European and American continents, where a national health system is functioning optimally, providing health care for all. What he has failed to acknowledge is the increasing high unemployment rate prevalent in South Africa. Our rand is worthless.

The trade unions have destabilised the country and so have the destructive, rioting students, as they mime their elders by enacting the ANC legacy of violence and arson.

How can adults with any semblance of logic and intelligence burn schools in order to voice their frustration?

These senseless adults are depriving their own children of an education. Such uncontrolled behaviour is indicative of immature and puerile behaviour. A child under six years will throw a tantrum to vent his or her frustration.

As the child matures, he or she is able to think in the abstract and to reason — it is apparent that many adults residing in this country are not, hence the degradation of our lawless, corrupt society.

No foreign financier or economist with business acumen would invest in a failing economy, in a country degraded to junk status which is doomed to bankruptcy.

Peruse the two scenarios: one young man who indulges in several partners, partying and imbibing alcohol, is HIV-positive. Another, who does not drink and will remain chaste until his monogamous marriage and who applies himself diligently to his studies, will be liable to subsidise the other’s HIV treatment.

A conscientious professional or artisan, seeking to raise a family of three children in a comfortable, secure environment, will be obliged to sponsor an octogenarian Alzheimer’s sufferer whose confused existence is a living death.

Has the minister devised a practical plan to implement this policy?

YOURS FAITHFULLY

Dr L.J. Peltz

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