while i'm trying to pull together some thoughts on universal health coverage in order to make more than a few-line post, i thought i'd share something in that vein. i, too, read Graham Glass' post re: opt-in versus opt-out organ donation programs. i think it's a great idea: given preference to those people who are themselves registered organ donors. it might encourage participation, providing an more personal incentive to help others, all without requiring participation. that last point is important to me. we will effectively become meat farms to be parceled out by our political superiors, without regard to our own wishes.
Joe Gregorio thinks NC has an opt-out program, meaning that one has to specify that one doesn't want to donate. i can't think of a policy that is more repulsive than having a gubmint control disposition of the most personal of property: one's body. i am a donor by choice, but i'll be damned if i'll let someone tell me i am required to donate myself to anyone. involuntary servitude, indeed.
please be an organ donor. give a hoot, don't pollute human land-fills or crematoria with organs that could make a difference.