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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Obama Care 3: More Sham. Wow!


"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free." -- P.J. O'Rourke

Yes it’s an old joke. But it used to be funny, because most rational Americans never thought there was a chance that we’d go the way of Canada and Britain.

But the halls of Congress are filled with elected lunatics buying into the panacea of socialized medicine:  a fairy tale spun by the guy-who-never-created-anything but knows how to fix everything.

This Wall Street Journal editorial on Obama Care, Of NICE and Men, is worthy of a read. Whether you agree entirely or not is irrelevant. What is indisputable is the fact that a public health care plan requires rationing. I don’t know about you, but I really don’t want a government bureaucrat making life and death calls for me and my loved ones.

There is, of course, always rationing of scarce resources.  Even now insurance companies ration by denying payment for certain procedures. But if you really want that face-lift or you really believe the experimental cancer treatment will cure you, you’re free to mortgage your house to get it. Not so once socialized health care takes a firm hold. Once everyone is forced into “universal healthcare” – and they will be; the same as Social Security and Medicare are not optional - certain options will simply not  be available to you. Think otherwise? As I’ve discussed before, that’s why we see so many fine Canadians in our fine medical facilities.

You might want to contact your elected officials.