Examples to ponder while Obama crafts his socialized healthcare plans
Disclaimer: I have an acquaintance within the French national health care insurance system. This is my source. What you're about to read is true.
the dissident frogman
Socialized health care is just one step on the Road to Serfdom—though a dramatic one. And a deep dive down the Bureaucratic Twilight Zone of the Absurd. Take France for instance:
The much vaunted1 French “free”2, mandatory, state-run health care insurance may reimburse any patient’s second hearing aid if, and only if he is blind.
Get that? Socialistzed health care means that you will be allowed to hear only if you can’t see3. I mean, hey, you can’t have it all—there are other people waiting, you know. Selfish bastard.
And of course, the poor deaf and blind soul may get that if he first obtained the bureaucrats’ authorization to get said second hearing aid. We can’t have any sort of self-medication going on, can we?
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“A socialized health care plan modeled after the French plan will help about 52% of Americans. They are both blind and deaf.”
Heh. Reminds me of a Lovecraft short story. I think it was called “Deaf, dumb and blind”.
“PS: Log-in would not work for me today.”
Damn, sorry about that. I must investigate that issue, as you are the second one reporting trouble with the login in too short of a time span for this to be accidental. Bloody web software will be the end of me.
“And once government health care’s in place the game’s over: Socialized medicine redefines the relationship between the citizen and the state in all the wrong ways, and, if you cross that bridge, it’s all but impossible to go back.”
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