Monday, August 3, 2009

Nationalized Healthcare

"Instead the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is ordering doctors to offer patients remedies like acupuncture and osteopathy." -Quote from this article

Wait a minute! Do you mean to tell me that under nationalized healthcare plans, the government tells the doctors how to treat the patients? This is the case in the UK, and within other nationalized programs.

The question that no progressive will answer (that I have heard) is "what examples of nationalized healthcare can you point to as examples of a successful system?" We are told repeatedly by the White House administration and proponents of public health care that no rationing will take place, the patient and doctor will decide how to treat a problem.

EVERY case of socialized medicine ever created involves dictating doctor procedures and rationing care. The cost of care outside the system is higher than in a private system. Isn't the cost supposed to go down? Isn't that exactly why President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and their progressive party are attacking the private insurance companies?

Nationalized medicine will not fix the problems exist today; it will only shift the problems to an entity that will not give up control easily, and cost everyone in the country much more in the process.

My wish is that our current leaders would at least be honest about what they are trying to accomplish. They are doing NO good by telling us what we want to hear, while doing something else behind our back, in 1000 page documents that no-one can understand. Progressives can be comforted that the public health care option currently on the table will ultimately lead to a single-payer system. This has been voiced by President Obama in the past. We are told that no-one is talking about government takeover of healthcare, but that is exactly what many of our leaders are working towards. How can they be so dishonest and get away with that?

Advocates of freedom and choice need to find the leaders in this country that believe in reason, liberty and personal responsibility, contact those leaders and encourage them to do what is best for the individual; the country...not themselves.

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