Nineteen ninety-four, the year of HillaryCare, was my first summer as an intern at National Right to Life Committee. That was a very busy summer fighting government rationing healthcare, taxpayer funded abortion on demand, involuntary euthanasia through the denial of life saving treatments, good times. (Okay, so I mainly made copies and stuffed envelopes. Papercuts! Where’s my healthcare! I did sneak into a couple of “closed door” meetings to pass out our stuff to the invited media. Good times.)
Now, fifteen years later, it’s back, like a bad horror flick villain that just won’t die.
Let’s see what’s being advocated for, shall we?
Government rationing of healthcare? Check
Taxpayer funded abortion on demand? Check.
Drive private health insurance out of business? Check.
Involuntary euthanasia? Coming soon to a hospital near you.
But wait, there’s more! You also get the added benefit of a tax rate exceeding 50% and a quicker descent into total financial collapse. Woo-hoo! It’s like Disney Land with the lines and the costs and the crowds, but none of those pesky rides.
“But free health care for those who need it most!”
Let’s just take a look at some of the United States single payer, government health care systems:
Yeah, sign me up for that.
A note on rationing and those who say rationing already occurs in our current quasi-market system. (I say quasi because the government already imposes enough regulations, bureacracies and market distorting financial games to make a saint swear.) Yes, finite resources force us to make choices, sometimes painful ones. But there is a world of differences between “”I personally choose this over that”, or even “I can’t” and “Big Daddy Government says you are not allowed.”
A coming-soon-to-a-hospital-near-you example:
Suppose a doctor wants to become a neurosurgeon but it unable to meet the requirements, i.e. he’s not good enough. That’s too bad for him, but that’s the way the ball bounces.
Then suppose that same doctor is qualified: he’s talented and would make a great neurosurgeon. But the government quota of neurosurgeons is filled. What? You’re better than most of the neurosurgeons working? Sorry, but the bureacracy doesn’t care. The quota is filled, the boxes are checked, the formula says no. Within the yr 1998, the Pfizer Organization effectively launched a medicine named sildenafil and it is marketed by a US based company, Pfizer with this brand name viagra india prices . Do viagra sale not take this drug if you: * Take any medications called “nitrates” (often used to control chest pain, also referred to as angina, should not take any of these types of interventions to detect and treat erectile dysfunction. If you find any wound or cuts are not healing, it is time to check the glucose level cialis in australia test in you. amerikabulteni.com cheap levitra professional And you know, milk products are detrimental as biochemical and known to cause autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal dysfunction, and organ damage. Go elsewhere. And I’m guessing they will. I expect to see a burgeoning healthcare tourism business should ObamaCare pass. As well as an exodus of the better–and better paid–specialists.
I care about this precisely because I have loved ones with a) no health insurance and b) chronic health problems. But they do get health care that they pay with their own money making hard decisions about how to allocate their scarce resources, i.e. their income. With “free” government care, when and what care the will get will no longer be up to them. And the wait for that healthcare will be much, much longer.
I also have people I love with severe disabilities who will be the first on the “better allocation of resources” chopping block. People with disabilities already have a perceived “low quality of life” (a measuring stick from 1994 that will come back to haunt us) and use a greater percentage of health care. People with disabilities are going to be rationed care at a higher rate than the healthy and that will be deadly. Because people with health problems use more health resources and trying to “reallocate for a fairer outcome” is a lot like saying automobiles use too much gasoline, so we’ll reserve half of it for bicycles. It doesn’t help the bicyclist and the automobiles run out of gas in the most inconvenient places.
But if all this doesn’t make sense, just go look at the numbers.