The Inconvenient Truths About Socialized Health Care

Post by Gregory of Yardale

George Will on This Week with George Sunffleupaguss, via NewsBusters.

GEORGE WILL: Now, there are four arguments for the public option. One is, in the president’s words, it will keep them honest. To try to preserve the government as a lagoon of honesty, you can argue, refuted by anybody who reads any budget of any administration.

Second, he says, it will play by the same rules as the private insurers, and therefore, won’t drive them out of business. If you play by the same rules, as you said to the secretary, what’s the point?

WILL: Third, it’s necessary to give what Secretary Sebelius said a choice to the consumers. There are 1,300 entities offering healthcare plans in this country. Another one isn’t going to change that.

WILL: Finally, there’s the argument that the American people are not smart enough to handle something as complicated as healthcare and have a competitive market. They’ve done rather well in computers.

WILL: Donna [Brazile], you talk about the 46, 47 million uninsured. Fourteen million of them are already eligible for other government programs and haven’t signed up. Ten million are in households with household incomes of $75,000 a year and could afford it if they wanted to.

Furthermore, an enormous number in that 47 million are not American citizens. Sixty percent of the uninsured in San Francisco are not citizens

In summary, if you believe the government is honest, efficient, and competent then, by all means, let the takeover health care. I would only  ask you to submit proof that the government is any of those.

OMG! They killed health care! You bastards!

OMG! They killed health care! You bastards!

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  1. Cylar

    WILL: Donna [Brazile], you talk about the 46, 47 million uninsured. Fourteen million of them are already eligible for other government programs and haven’t signed up. Ten million are in households with household incomes of $75,000 a year and could afford it if they wanted to.

    …and I imagine another sizable chunk of the total are people in their 20s, who are in good health and don’t think they need health insurance. Such people often think they are indestructible and would prefer to spend the health insurance money on beer, a nicer car, bigger TV, etc etc.

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