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Die, fat guy! Brits’ policy is future of Obamacare

In January, 2009, Rush Limbaugh was contacted by what he described as a major print publication regarding his wishes for new president Barack Obama. “Dear Rush: For the Obama Inauguration we are asking a handful of very prominent politicians, statesmen, scholars, businessmen, commentators, and economists to write 400 words on their hope for the Obama presidency. We would love to include you. If you could send us 400 words on your hope for the Obama presidency. …”

To that Rush famously responded: “OK, I’ll send you a response, but I don’t need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails.”

Naturally, the press, political and pundit class went nuts. Yet we knew exactly what he meant, and we agreed. But Obama hasn’t failed – just the opposite. By all accounting, his presidency has been a smashing success.

His greatest accomplishment is the government takeover of the finest health-care system in the history of the world. Others have suggested and even attempted it, but Obama is the only president to pull off the scam of single-payer socialized health-care in America with the implementation of Obamacare.

You may say that Obamacare is not single-payer and not government-run, and you’d be mostly correct – not yet. But Obama has already begun floating the idea of a “public option” to compete with exchanges in certain areas of the country. This will simply be the next step to the vision of top-down single-payer health care. If nothing changes – it is inevitable.

But many have asked – how bad would that really be? At least everyone would be covered – no more fighting with insurance carriers – a one stop shop, as it were. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

If we want to know just how great it will be, we don’t have to imagine – we merely have to look at nations further along the socialized medicine track than we are – say, Great Britain. They have a rock-solid, fully socialized health-care system. So, how’s it doing?

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