Thursday, March 07, 2019

A (Timely) Blast from the Past

I had completely forgotten this post from co-blogger Mike, but it is incredibly relevant today. For one thing, it echoes a longstanding principle here that health insurance health care. And it presciently touches on the (Evil) Individual Mandate and the Death Panel that have been ObamaCare hallmarks. Finally, it seems to be an early, distant warning about what lies in store for us if (when?) Medicare4All is actually implemented.

Oh, what's it called?

"Why isn't health care compulsory?"

Here's a taste:

"I’m not talking about health insurance. I’m talking about health care. Health insurance is not the same as health care. Who calls their insurance agent when sick or injured? Who calls an actuary? Don’t real people call their doctor or go to the emergency room?"


And there's this:

"First, all health care professionals become employees of the Federal Government, paid a living wage from public funds. Second, hospitals, clinics, labs and other facilities are nationalized and their staffs also become employees of the Federal Government ... it is illegal to seek or receive health care from anyone except a Federal health care professional."

Yes, yes it is rather scary.

And that's the point.

Read the whole thing here.
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