The debate on Obama Care has tended to focus on money and on vague accusations of probable racism. Zane Pollard, an opthamologist, spells out precisely what that rationing will look like. And no matter how the Dems dress it up, for the vast majority of Americans, it will look much worse than what they have today.
What Americans need to understand is that over 80% of people today are pretty darn happy with their healthcare. Twenty percent are less happy. Of those 20%, many are uninsured. Of the uninsured, a vast number are illegal immigrants who go to free clinics funded by Americans, usually through increased insurance premiums that pay for the increased costs that hospital’s have to charge to cover mandatory free care; another huge chunk are people who can afford, but don’t want, insurance; and another chunk are genuinely poor American citizens who qualify for existing government care, but haven’t taken advantage of that fact.
The government’s plan, in the pursuit of equality of outcome, is to make all of us as unhappy as that 20%. To the progressive mind, it’s simply not fair that some people, even though a minority, feel stiffed by the situation. How much more pure, in a socialist kind of way, if we’re all equally miserable. (Except, of course, for the Congress people who, typically for socialists, have exempted the ruling class from the miseries imposed upon the masses.)
A Cold War joke:
“Come the revolution, we’ll all drive Rolls Royces.”
“But what if I don’t want to drive a Rolls Royce?”
“Come the revolution, you’ll have to.”
Welcome to the revolution!