Socialized Medicine

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10 Surprising Facts about Pre-Obamacare American Health Care

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba649

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The True Meaning of Socialized Medicine

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/06/the_true_meaning_of_socialized_medicine.html

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Questions Democrats are never asked on health care

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/06/questions_democrats_are_never_asked_on_health_care.html

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“… [hospital] patients responded ‘favorably’ to the robots.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/at-hospitals-fembots-may-soon-be-making-the-rounds-2119952.html

[Oooh, do you  think   we’ll   get   more  of  those   in   the   future ?]

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Why can’t the federal government emulate private insurers whose rate of fraud is far lower [than Medicare’s]?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/06/medicare_fraud_worth_billions_may_be_steered_to_cuba.html

[The answer to that question is quite simple, Mr. Moran: Because it wouldn’t be socialized medicine anymore.]

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A Lesson on Cuba’s Healthcare for Bill de Blasio

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/humberto-fontova/a-lesson-on-cubas-healthcare-for-bill-de-blasio/print/

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Doctors say Venezuela’s health care in collapse

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/V/VENEZUELA_SICK_HEALTH_CARE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-11-06-00-10-00

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Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured… but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.  Additionally, many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive ‘free’ insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.

Ben Stein (or so we are told on the Internet)

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US Health Care: A Reality Check on Cross-Country Comparisons

http://www.aei.org/files/2012/07/11/-us-health-care-a-reality-check-on-crosscountry-comparisons_10021827743.pdf

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… [liberals] admit to being ‘deeply suspicious of the claim that a health care system dominated by powerful vested interests and mystifying in its complexity can be tamed by consumers who are strapped for time, often poor, sometimes uneducated, confused and afraid.’  But just how valid are these concerns?

http://www.aei.org/print/can-markets-work-in-medicine

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Massachusetts:

Health care spending in Massachusetts highest in the nation

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/12/health_care_spending_in_massachusetts_highest_in_the_nation.html

and…

Massachusetts Patients Face Long Wait Times For Doctor Appointments

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/daily-reports/2011/may/09/mass-wait-times.aspx

and…

RomneyCare 2.0

With costs rising fast, Massachusetts moves to dictate medical care

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443687504577563000563259044.html?mod=opinion_newsreel

and…

… the average wait to see a new family doctor in this country is just under three weeks, according to a 2009 survey by medical consultancy Merritt Hawkins.  But in Boston, Mass. — which enacted a law under Gov. Mitt Romney that established near-universal coverage — the wait is about two months.

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/081512-Why-The-Doctor-Cant-See-You.pdf

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Several European nations, where universal health care has been the norm for decades, have been waging their own intense debates as they also deal with aging populations and rising costs.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/03/28/149564583/like-the-u-s-europe-wrestles-with-health-care

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ObamaCare: A Word of Warning from Britain

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/enza-ferreri/obamas-disastrous-healthcare-model/print/

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Irish Government Doctors Go on Strike

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/10/irish_government_doctors_go_on_strike.html

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Sweden:

Swedish health authorities have come under criticism over the death of a woman whose repeated calls to emergency services were ignored because she was still able to talk.”

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/03/28/woman-died-after-being-denied-ambulance-because-was-still-talking/?test=latestnews

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Norway:

Government Health Care Horror Stories from Norway

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/bruce-bawer/government-health-care-horror-stories-from-norway/print/

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Coming Soon To America: A Two-Tiered, Canadian-Style Health Care System

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2013/05/23/coming-soon-to-america-a-two-tiered-canadian-style-health-care-system/

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This is what is known as practicing medicine for the mean, the middle, or the system. Others call it rationing.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/choose_your_poison.html

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If I lived in New Zealand, I’d be dead.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/03/my-drug-problem/7279/

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Euthanasia:

Swiss Voters Approve Assisted Suicides in Nursing Homes

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/swiss-voters-approve-assisted-suicides-in-nursing-homes/

and…

Shock: British NHS Euthanizes 130,000 Elderly Patients Annually

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/shock-british-nhs-euthanizes-130000-elderly-patients-annually/

[ASND wants to reiterate: That report said ANNUALLY.]

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It is easy to say that the present system is imperfect and a radical change will make it perfect in a relatively short period of time.  But there are always lessons from history from which to learn. Sometimes, your neighbor’s history warns you which path never to follow.

http://www.fee.org/nff/socialized-health-care-the-communist-dream-and-the-soviet-reality/

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Doctors say Venezuela’s health care in collapse

http://www.mail.com/scitech/health/2441132-doctors-venezuelas-health-care-collapse.html

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