Anyone who thinks that centralized, socialized healthcare is a great thing only needs to turn on the television set and look to the United Kingdom with regard to their current healthcare problems.
Anyone who thinks that centralized, socialized healthcare is a panacea that will solve our problems only needs to watch Prime Minister’s questions as their parliament debates healthcare in the United Kingdom.
It’s not a bowl of cherries.
It’s not a bed of roses.
They haven’t discovered the holy grail to healthcare.
People in the UK are not uniformly happy with the healthcare they’re getting.
What’s going on over there now is that nurses are going on strike.
They want more pay.
It’s creating quite the controversy.
Operations are being delayed.
People are upset.
What are they to do?
Well, you can’t have your cake and eat it too.
You can’t have centralized healthcare run by the government and not have countrywide strikes.
Big government invites big business and big labor.
There are no two ways about it.
If you don’t want countrywide strikes you have to decentralize your healthcare.
You have to break up the big corporations who are benefiting off healthcare.
Because big corporations siphon off huge amounts of dollars by virtue of the fact that they are buddies with their friends in the government there is huge waste of money in their healthcare system. Ours too.
That leaves less money for the workers.
It also means that services have to be cut back.
What ensues is a penny-pinching system for the poor and middle class, but a bonanza for the rich money grubbing corporations.
That’s our future here in the United States.
It used to be in the United States that healthcare and its attendant services were readily available.
You could get an operation at any time. You could get an MRI at anytime. You could get lab at any time.
That’s not the way it is now.
Increasingly it is becoming more difficult to get healthcare in the United States as insurers make patients jump through hoops to get their services.
That’s not what we want. We don’t want to become the UK.
We want the government to have less control when it comes to financing healthcare.
We want the government to do what it does best: regulate (and I don’t mean phony regulation designed to stamp out the small guy).
We want the government to stop doing what it does worst: financing.
Our solution is their solution.
They need to break up their large pharmaceutical corporations in order to drive pharmacy costs down.
They need to break up their large hospital system into a series of independent hospitals that compete with each other for healthcare services.
They need to limit the size of their hospitals while allowing the free market to create more of them.
They need to limit the size of all the corporations that are involved in healthcare.
Healthcare is not a place to get rich.
Healthcare is not the same as the Ford Motor Company.
Healthcare is a place where you can make a nice amount of money.
There is no place for Warren Buffett in healthcare.
There is no place for any billionaire in healthcare.
There is no place for crony capitalists in healthcare.
There is no place for poorly educated Wharton School graduates in healthcare.
There is no place for ignorant CEOs who say things like this: “At Iroquois Foods, we have a saying: If you don’t grow, you go.”
Nor is there a place for the ignorant, stupid Harvard Business School graduate, who says: “The purpose of a business is to make money.”
Veto, veto, veto, you big idiot.
Healthcare is different than other businesses.
You can’t possibly equate healthcare and the auto industry.
Your car dealer is only too happy to sell you the most expensive car. Whether you can afford it or not is your problem.
Healthcare is different.
Our job in healthcare is to get the patient better.
A patent’s financial condition is part of their health. For that reason, we have to be cognizant of providing inexpensive, affordable and accessible healthcare for people.
That means we can’t rape the people financially as the large corporations do.
We can’t put them out on the street with expensive healthcare costs.
We also can’t ration healthcare.
Nor can we strike across the country whenever it suits our fancy.
The only way to do that is to decentralize healthcare under sensible controls set by the federal government.
It’s not the government’s job to make crony capitalists rich.
It’s the governments job to create a level, competitive playing field which provides affordable and accessible healthcare for all.
That doesn’t exist in the United States.
Nor does it exist in the United Kingdom.
And if you don’t believe me, turn on Prime Minister’s questions.
What you see is going on there is our future unless we make sensible changes right now.
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