Health (S)Care

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY JULY 13, 2017

         LIBERAL DEMOCRATS ONCE DECRIED A SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WITH THE GOVERNMENT IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE AND DEATH. INCREASING NUMBERS OF DEMOCRATS ARE NOW FOR IT. BY SOME ESTIMATES IT WOULD COST $32 TRILLION AND PUT THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IN THE TANK.

         IN 2009, DEMOCRAT LEADERS SAID SINGLE-PAYER WOULD BE “TOO RADICAL A CHANGE.” EVEN PRESIDENT OBAMA ONCE OPPOSED SINGLE-PAYER. WHEN SHE WAS SPEAKER, NANCY PELOSI REFUSED TO ALLOW A VOTE ON SINGLE-PAYER. AS RECENTLY AS FEBRUARY 15, 2016, LIBERAL SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN OF CALIFORNIA SAID SHE BELIEVED THE “PRIVATE SECTOR SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO OPERATE IN AREAS IN WHICH IT WORKS WELL.”

         THE STRATEGY ALL ALONG HAS BEEN TO HEAD FOR SINGLE-PAYER AFTER THE FAILURE OF OBAMACARE AND WHAT DEMOCRATS HOPE WILL BE THE FAILURE OF WHATEVER THE REPUBLICANS COME UP WITH.

         DO YOU WANT GOVERNMENT MAKING LIFE AND DEATH DECISIONS FOR YOU BASED ON A FORMULA ESTABLISHED BY POLITICIANS AND BUREAUCRATS IN WASHINGTON? THAT’S WHERE WE ARE HEADED IF SINGLE-PAYER BECOMES LAW. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.