- Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
“What have the congressional Democrats who rammed through their health care overhaul been watching over the years as both hard and soft socialist governments have either collapsed, continued to bring misery or become unsustainable? Despite ample evidence that a welfare state cannot thrive, these lawmakers have forced on the country a “reform” that will load Americans with a burden they will not long be able to bear…
Given our lawmakers’ inability to learn from the health care policy blunders committed in Britain and Canada — which is reassessing its model because of ruinous costs — no one should be surprised when rationing by bureaucracy becomes a feature of the U.S. public health care system.
There should be no shock when waiting lists for treatment are simply rosters of Americans suffering — and in some cases dying — from a lack of care. No astonishment when those who do get treatment get substandard care, no dismay as a two-tiered system develops in which the more important among us get top-flight medicine while the rest get what the public clinics have to offer…
If we surrender ourselves to the soft tyranny of elected officials gone too far, we will be leaving an America that future generations won’t want.”
“The Doctor Will See You Later,” www.investors.com, June 7, 2010
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