Hello there mendicants. My name is Yaron Belvidere Brook Ashington Boisonberry the 5th, Esquire Doctor. I write for the Forbers magazine-paper. And heavens, here is my latest article:
The Democrats, not surprisingly, are proposing a massive increase in government control, with some even calling for the outright socialism of a single-payer system. Republicans are attacking this “solution.” But although they claim to oppose the expansion of government interference in medicine, Republicans don’t, in fact, have a good track record of fighting it.
Indeed, Republicans have been responsible for major expansions of government health care programs: As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney oversaw the enactment of the nation’s first “universal coverage” plan
::Ruffling through html:: I’m sure I left the point of my article somewhere:
Today, nearly half of all spending on health care in America is government spending. Why, despite their lip service to free markets, have Republicans actually helped fuel the growth of socialized medicine and erode what remains of free-market medicine in this country?
Ah yes, there ’tis! Free markets my fellow Americans. We don’t need universal coverage because free markets take care of everyone willing to work. You see, if you work one, two, or even three jobs, you can afford health care for you and your brood. Excessive government involvement in health care leads to more coverage and patient rights. I say, if you have a bad doctor you’d better go get a jolly good one straight away. The very same goes for insurers. If an insurer denies coverage for your daughter and she dies, then other peasants won’t choose that insurer in the first place. The free market wins again! And of course families can afford to turn down company administered plans and purchase cheap plans of their own. In an unregulated markets, health insurers will follow the bold and principled lead of cable companies like Comcast and drastically lower their rates to keep customers happy.
You are free to see a doctor and pay him for his services–no one may forcibly prevent you from doing so. But you do not have a “right” to force the doctor to treat you without charge or to force others to pay for your treatment. The rights of some cannot require the coercion and sacrifice of others.
Precisely. Everyone knows plans for universal coverage entail not paying doctors a damn penny. Just look at Norway and other countries with socialized medicine. Their doctors have to take on second jobs just to obtain income! Although in retrospect please ignore that last piece: “The rights of some cannot require the coercion and sacrifice of others”. As a good old conservative, I only apply that dictum to taxation, definitely not to items such as war and human rights.