Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Bad medicine

This article is another example of why we don't want a socialized healthcare system in this country. Many advocates of such a system point to Canada and Great Britain as models for us to follow, but they consistently ignore the serious problems those systems face. Long waits and rationing are fundamental aspects of any socialized system, be it limited to healthcare or imposed on an entire economy.

I know, I know, the system in America has serious problems as well. But those who claim that our system is deficient because of its reliance on the free-market ignore (a) the massive amount of regulation that is imposed on the healthcare industry, and (b) the distorting effects of Medicare and Medicaid.

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