A reader on Tuesday claims to be a capitalist, yet wants to fully throw in with socialist, government health care. He had a lot of trouble with his insurance company, and assumes that a single system for all 330 million of us would be more responsive. He claims “outright lies” about the progressing bills, yet does not reveal them or the “truth”.
The facts (as read directly from the 2,000 page house bill just passed) reveal that, as they have done for years now, the Democrats have killed every attempt to reform the insurance that most of us want to keep, but overhaul. We get advanced, self-supported care from in the undisputed best system in the world - - the one that the rich of other countries come here for. But once again, no open interstate markets so you can dump a lousy company for a more competitive one: cheaper or more responsive. No tort reform to keep our medical money from becoming trial lawyers’ money. No “portability” to take your good coverage with you when you move. No risk pools to cover pre-existing conditions. But they did pass taxes, fines, fees, and the progressives’ timetable to eat every other “competitor” in the market.
The reader touts Medicare, which most recipients actually do well on. Too bad that Pelosi’s bill is scheduled to gut Medicare to pay for illegal aliens and those who can’t afford our high insurance rates. Too bad that Medicare has been bankrupt for most of its history, requiring almost annual infusions of billions of dollars to prop it up. Shall we crowd everyone else in and make it trillions?
Some others also have no problem with going socialist. Both Obama and Clinton attended Monday’s anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, each with glowing descriptions of the triumph of “the People” over “tyranny”. Shockingly, each forgets to add the fact that the People they refer to, hundreds of whom were machine-gunned at that border, were escaping to free, capitalist West Germany. The tyranny they refer to was East German Socialism, which has failed in every country that tried it. That wall was built to keep people in.
Teach your grandkids to zig-zag when they run.
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