Let’s forget about the fact that a system like this costs an unbelievable amount of money to sustain, money we don’t have. What about the quality of patient care? With all the news we read about other nations who have universal healthcare, why would we even consider it a viable option?
The Office of National Statistics revealing that more than 30,000 people have died in England and Wales from hospital infections in just five years. Translated proportionately into American demographics, that would be 150,000 fatalities. Not the best advertisement for socialized health care.
We don’t even have to look around the word to find examples of this at work. Look at the Massachusetts and Oregon healthcare plans. These sovereign states have the right to experiment with both socially and economically. The results of these experiments can then be looked to in order to discern whether or not these same experiments should be adopted by other states. They have failed (much like Medacare, Medacaid and Social Security have failed). Looking at these failed experiments, both at home and worldwide I’ll ask my question again. Why?? The answer is simple. This was never about healthcare, it’s not about helping people, it’s not about the poor. This is about the federal government expanding the power they have over our lives. Plain and simple. Clip those strings- I don’t believe they can run our lives better than we can.