What the Democrats, in the name of guaranteeing health care to everyone, want to bring to America
When health care becomes a right guaranteed by the government, then the demand for health services shoots up, the cost shoots up, and the provision of health care must be rationed, not by the market and the rational, commonsense decisions of patients and doctors, but by the government itself. The result is a system in which doctors are expected, not to provide care, but to withhold it. Leading inevitably to terrible circumstances like this, reported in the Mail (and discussed at Lucianne.com):
A teenage cheerleader had to have her leg amputated after doctors missed her cancer four times—telling her it was ‘growing pains’.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 25, 2010 12:40 PM | Send