Do you ever wonder what would happen to certain individuals if there were no government socialized programs? I, like many people who have loved ones in need, worry about it all the time.

My oldest brother is severely autistic. He cannot speak or write, is legally blind and can’t be left alone for any amount of time for fear he may do harm to himself. In a truly capitalist, free-market society there is no place for my brother. He cannot work, he cannot live on his own — he could not survive. Without socialized medicine and support systems, what would happen to him?

Faraguna is a founding member of Susquehanna Valley Progress.

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