I agree with both Kat & Jay for pointing out some of the different scenarios, they all strike me as possible

So I ask:

which is a greater crime/tragedy

1. A person receiving free health care, the kind of person we'd all likely agree that doesn't morally deserve it, drinks alcohol all day, doesn't look for work, does nothing to change things, etc

or:

2. A person who wants to improve themselves, ready to do so, ready to make a contribution, but needs medical attention, but can't afford it, may never get functional without it, and possibly even die because of their illness?
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Dow