19 September 2007

Canadian Politician Shows Hillary How Bad Our System Sucks....By Coming here for Cancer Treatment

I don't blame her at all. It's her life on the line and Canada's socialized health care isn't something I'd want her to bank on either. Rob from Say Anything has a nice post about this as well, with a great graphic that illustrates that Canada is not even in the top 20 for survivor rates of cancer for men or women. So who's number one? Uh....we are. Yes, our capitalist system that fosters innovation and creative new techniques for treatments flat out works. Granted, we are tearing away from the pack, but then again, most cures are developed here and we are major exporters of health care innovations.

Of course erecting barriers against the capitalist system is a recipe for disaster and a key Liberal goal. Take for example, this interview with Hillary, and this little gem of a quote:

She said she could envision a day when "you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured as a part of the job interview - like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination,"

If that doesn't rattle you a bit on a great deal of levels, you really don't get it. You could view it that you're essentially unemployable if the government doesn't have you under their thumb. You could view it as a means to restrict a vast number of people from the workforce. You could view it as...well you understand. It's a horrible idea, but the moonbats eat this stuff up, and media loves it as well and will not criticize her, or ask questions, or let simple logic get in the way of their rush to crown her.

This whole idea of socialized health care is a classic liberal ploy of bait and switch. Sure, sounds good to make sure everyone has health care, but the people who are uninsurable, and thus have the highest premiums, are going to be completely subsidized by federal funds. The revenue from taxes only goes so far and a major, major tax hike is coming down the pipes if this goes down. The restriction of competition is always a recipe for disaster. Research and development of health care companies will see a dramatic drop in quality if there is no profit in it. I could rattle the saber on this one all night, but the thought of it is making me sick. Good thing I have some personal responsibility and voluntarily opted to pay my share of my premiums from my employer sponsored plan.


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