Do We Really Need A Healthcare Cult In America?

Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by IGetItAlready, Jul 28, 2012.

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    "The National Health Service is the closest thing the English have to a religion, with those who practice in it regarding themselves as a priesthood. This made it quite extraordinarily difficult to reform. For a bunch of laymen, who called themselves the Government, to presume to tell the priesthood that they must change their ways in any respect whatever was clearly intolerable. And faced with a dispute between their priests and ministers, the public would have no hesitation in taking the part of the priesthood."

    -Nigel Lawson-
    Chancellor of the Exchequer under Margaret Thatcher

    It's interesting that Lawson made this statement AFTER his service with Britain's NHS.
    The point is clear. Once government has control of healthcare anyone attempting to suggest a change of any kind is immediately marginalized as an evil, "let them eat cake" tyrant.

    Hell, we're already seeing this tactic in response to proposals to repeal the ACA.

    In doing so, the feds will have complete control of We the People and the horror stories from Great Britain of hospital screw ups, citizens being forced to travel abroad for treatments, and potentially life saving treatments being withheld on grounds of cost rationing will become our own.

    It's also interesting to note that at the time of Lawson's service Britain's NHS was the third largest employer on earth behind the People's Liberation Army in China and the Indian Railways with roughly 1.3 million employees the vast majority of whom were NOT doctors or nurses.
     
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    Where have you been? This has beenbthe case in the US for at least 20 years
     
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    I thought we already had one.
     

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