Most of the people in my life are ardently against universal healthcare. They are against it either because they are afraid of losing their private coverage and their right to choose their care or because they’re in the healthcare system (like me) and they know full well what the consequences will be of rationing healthcare. Gunshot wounds, childbirths, stabs, people run over by cars, projectile vomiting–EMT’s and paramedics can handle it all. If you really wanna see us squirm, walk into our station and start a conversation about universal healthcare.
There’s a lot of very good reasons why the vast, overwhelming majority of doctors, nurses and paramedics don’t want to see universal healthcare become a reality. Obama may have a handful in his pocket, but if you look closely, they’re all interconnected to him and his cabinet somehow. Not the least of those doctors is none other than the brother of Rahm Emmanuel. Of course they’re going to toot the horn for universal healthcare; they’ll be on the inside, free of the worry of being at the mercy of the government system. It should speak volumes when the President is not willing to say unequivocally that he’d put his own family on that plan. When asked if he’d do that last week, he stuttered, fumbled and then refused to give a real answer.
If George W. Bush had done that, he’d have been tarred and feathered.
Universal healthcare is a nightmare that people from Canada, England, Ireland, Spain and Japan are begging us here in the United States not to adopt. I have friends from each one of those countries now living here in the US, and all say that the government healthcare programs in their home countries were part of what drove them to the US to begin with. One friend found out she had cervical cancer after being told by her doctor in Belfast at age 23 that she wouldn’t need that test until she was 25 years old; doctors there were being rewarded for denying tests and care in an effort to save money. Another watched his grandfather die a slow and painful death because the government of Spain refused to pay for a kidney transplant that would have saved his life–because he was too old. Yet another buried his son in Japan after he was hit by a car; the college student could have been saved if the paramedics called to rescue him hadn’t been forced to sit in a parking lot for two hours, trying to find a hospital capable of taking him. Stories like these are horrors to us because of the free market that healthcare now is.
Do you really still think that won’t happen here? Are you really still convinced that the government will truly have your best interests at heart? If you are, click here and read what even the liberal financial analysts are saying about HR 3200.
Because when even the left-leaning bean-counters are astounded, you know it’s gotten bad.