I have watched with increasing disbelief, anxiety and anger the government’s assault on our Constitutional Republic, free market capitalist system, and the private sector people who make the country work.
Our President and elected representatives — each sworn to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States — are trashing it.
“Free” health care for all: Without question, our health care system is costly, inefficient, and in need of improvement.
Do we really want to turn the health of our families over to the people who run the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Post Office, and public school education? The Obama plan will (eventually) have a health czar and board deciding what doctor you may see, what studies and treatments (if any), s/he may provide and if, in fact, government thinks it is cost effective to treat you and keep you alive. I think it’s safe to assume that the “political class” will have their own doctors and their own rules.
Years ago I took some surgical fellowship training in the U.K. and saw the British NHS up close and then practiced in Seattle, about 120 miles South of Canada. Both “free” healthcare systems were and are characterized by decisions made by government bureaucrats and severe rationing resulting in delay and denial of care. Costs have increased so much, both have begun to allow some privatization. People are now warning that it would be a mistake for us to follow the same path.
If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.
Contact your elected representatives. It is up to “We The People.”
Bruce W. Novark, M.D.