Wednesday, February 4, 2009

This is the model we are following?

The present United States leadership is intent upon moving us towards a European style of government. Nowhere is this more evident than in the area of healthcare. This is the one area that we are almost guaranteed to see the Federal Government take over. The fact that Tom Daschle had to drop his cabinet bid will only delay what is Obama's plan: the full nationalization of the heathcare system.

Opponents of this style of coverage have long pointed to the inefficiencies in countries with that style of healthcare. The fact that Canadians often choose to pay out of their pockets to have expensive operations done in the U.S. as opposed to the free ones at home ought to tell us something. These people would not make this choice if the free healthcare was adequate.

Before we just headfirst into this argument, it is crucial to remember that the government is the organization which allows about 1/3 of Medicaid expenditures to be fraudulent. If it would just eliminate the fraud, we would see a 33% increase in effectiveness. Of course, that will not happen.

Anyway, back to the initial point. Socialized healthcare is full of abuse and inefficiency. For those who want to "sell" us on the wonders of this plan, I think they ought to read what really happens in countries with socialized medicine. Here is an article out of wikipedia that I am sure you will find very interesting. It details so of the issues they have in England with this concept.

Well, this is what we have to look forward to. Perhaps Americans will start taking their chances with the medical practitioners in Mexico.

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