In recent news, Barack Obama, Democratic Presidential hopeful, has announced that he is in favor of some kind of system of socialized medicine in this country. He joins Hillary Clinton, who has been flogging this particular horse for years.
I am sure this is a great vote-getter.
It is also a very very very bad idea.
I was born and raised in England; a country that already has a socialized healthcare system that is creaking and falling apart at the seams. I have personal experience of the astounding level of incompetence that such a system engenders. Lost X-rays, paper-based files that can never be found, waiting lists, (I’ve even heard of unofficial waiting lists to get on official waiting lists!)…
Think about it. We already trust the Government to look after our poor, our elderly, our pensions and our education. And they are failing miserably at all four. And now we want to trust them with our health??
Quote of the Day: “For greatest efficiency, lowest cost and maximum choice, ALL hospitals and health insurance schemes should be privately owned and run — with government-paid vouchers for the very poor and minimal regulation. Both Australia and Sweden have large private sector health systems with government reimbursement for privately-provided services so can a purely private system with some level of government reimbursement or insurance for the poor be so hard to do?“
Now Reading: The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry