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My “bi-weekly” Health Care Update

In case you haven’t been keeping score, I am what you might refer to as “conservative” when it comes to things in which the government might want to interfere.
Health care is one of those those things.

This is what I do.  I’ve been in it for most of 10 years and I’ve seen a lot of different types of systems of health care delivery.  I’ve worked in private practice, community care, large managed care, and even some nationalised health care (spelled New Zealand style), and I can tell you that the worst delivery for the whole was the state-sponsored care.  Now I’ll be the first to admit that all of these systems have room for improvement, but the state sponsored plan is as bad for the country as it could be.  It would hurt the economy, hurt business large and small, and it would ultimately hurt the health of the people of our great nation.  But before you take my word for it, read this article.  It was written by someone who actually can quote facts (unlike my opinions

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Comment from steven
Time: 20 September, 2007, 10:34 am

Good article. As was John Stossel’s a week or two ago.

Better still was Stossel’s 20/20 program on a recent Friday night. The facts and figures and interviews and anecdotal evidence were overwhelming.

It’s really simple: supply and demand always trumps government mandates.

Most notable, Michael Moore and his ilk say they want to live in Canada, where everything is FREE. (How ignorant do you have to be to believe that?)

Stossel points out sure, it’s free–but the waits are interminable. Seizure-inducing headache that demands an MRI? Six month wait. You’ll be dead by then under a dozen scenarios.

In fact, it’s so bad, many Canadians are saving their money and coming to the US for treatments that are virtually unavailable in a nation where the demand for everything is so artificially high (because it’s “free”) that no one can get decent care. (Now that is a long sentence.)

A final point–an American doctor interviewed moved to Canada specifically because he bought the lie. But after working within the system for a few years he couldn’t believe the poor care that was created by the government-run system. So he moved back to the States and wrote a book called THE CURE.

Check it out on Amazon….

Comment from Steven
Time: 20 September, 2007, 10:47 am

By the way, the book is called:

THE CURE: HOW CAPITALISM CAN SAVE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE.

You can read about it here:
http://www.manhattan-institute.org/thecure/

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