by: Brent Smith
With America currently in the grip of coronavirus madness, healthcare is again front and center.
Will there be a treatment? How long will it take to develop and once it is, how long will the wait be for the administration of it once it is available?
Well, it may all depend on what country you reside in.
Many in America, especially leftists, complain about the American healthcare system. They would prefer something like, for example the Canadian system, where everyone is covered, its all free and it’s far superior to the American system.
So once a vaccine is produced, let’s all run across the border to Canada, because Canadian healthcare is great!
Or is it?
French-Canadian entrepreneur Alain Lambert has a different take on it – and it’s not quite as rosy.
from the Washington Free Beacon:
Over 100 House Dems Support Banning Private Health Insurance Plans
A radical new health care proposal that, if implemented, would ban private insurance coverage has garnered the endorsement of more than 100 members of the House Democratic conference—nearly half of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (Calif.) 235-seat majority. read more
by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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The case of little Alfie Evans is a tragic one. At 23 months old, this healthy boy developed a rare neurodegenerative disorder that left him in a semi-vegetative state. That’s strike one against the poor little tike.
Strike two is that he and his parents reside in England, the poster nation for socialized medicine. And strike three is that, given enough time, every nation with socialized medicine will eventually be forced into the development of death panels.
In England the defacto “death panels” is the British court system. The courts decide who will live and who will die. The courts have decided the latter of the two fates for Alfie. They have condemned him to death with no stay of execution, no pardon and possibility of parole.
This is funny (not ha, ha funny), considering Great Britain has long ago rejected the death penalty for the worst criminals and terrorists among them, but seem to have little problem sending a two year old to death row. read more
Better Late Than Never!
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. read more
The Government is touting 4.9% unemployment and the Federal Reserve thinks this is great. So great in fact that they are going to start raising interest rates. But this figure is – surprise, surprise – a lie. Let’s take a look at what it really is.
Want to see what our fabulous healthcare system, Obamacare, will look like soon? Just take a look at the British socialized, single payer system and the latest reports of rationing. This is what we have to look forward to.
A County in the state of Texas is not happy with a gun rights advocate who has written to them complaining about not being to carry his weapon in the county courthouse complex. They’ve evidently decided to make an example of him.
by: the Common Constitutionalist
The VA hospitals and their subpar medical care isn’t a new debate. The only revelation is that now we have documented cases of veterans actually dying from lack of care.
The VA system has always been a mess. It can’t help but be. It’s after all, run by the government and we all know that the government can’t run anything properly or efficiently. And I do mean anything – including the military.
And couple the natural failures of the bureaucracy with a military loathing administration, full of 60s radicals and this is what we end up with. Garbage in – Garbage out. It’s not hard to forecast.
The funny (not ha ha) thing is that not too long ago the VA system was touted as being “great”.
In 2005 an article was published by Philip Longman entitled, “The Best Care Anywhere”. It was a defense of the VA medical system.
Many socialized medicine advocates pointed to this article as proof that a government run health system was superior to a private system, where patients are free to shop around. read more