What do you think of the argument that smokers, alcoholics, extremely fat people, etc should have their access to free health care limited because they caused some of their own illnesses through poor life choices?
I think that’s healthist and fatphobic bullshit.
No one is arguing that we shouldn’t set people’s legs because they broke them doing risky things, are they? And I’d argue there’s a lot more behind smoking, alcoholism and being fat than “life choices”. Systemic problems with our society and genetics contribute significantly to these people’s circumstances.
We are all important parts of society, and we all deserve healthcare.