In his latest column for Pajamas Media, Paul Hsieh drives home the point that the battle over government-run health care is as much about individual liberty as it is about medicine:

Benjamin Franklin once warned Americans that ‘they who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.’ Yet in the seemingly unrelated areas of health care and physical security, our political leaders are embracing this folly with predictably bad results.

For example?

In the realm of health care, the Obama administration is forging ahead to implement its “universal health care? plan, despite consistent popular opposition and numerous legal challenges. They claim they must restrict patients’ freedoms by forcing them to purchase insurance.

But what about universal health care? 

As we’ve already seen in Massachusetts (which has a health plan similar to the national ObamaCare program), this results in patients having theoretical “coverage,? but less of an ability to get actual medical care.

In other words, the Massachusetts plan (i.e. RomneyCare) restricted the basic freedoms of Bay State citizens and didn’t even deliver on the promise of universal health care. Or, as Ben Franklin might put it, the plan gave them what they deserved.

To read the rest of Dr. Hsieh’s column, go here.

Comments 5

  1. Paul Hsieh wrote:

    Thanks for the link (and FB citation)!

    Posted 12 Jun 2011 at 10:07 pm
  2. Marc Brown wrote:

    His ‘column’ is a fabrication and a fraud from top to bottom. It’s hard to find a fact worthy of the name in it. If you want a lawless land I suggest you move to Somalia – you’ll find all the freedom you want there.

    Posted 13 Jun 2011 at 5:38 am
  3. MonkeyIncognito wrote:

    Hi Marc, I’m sure you can provide a few of these fabrications and frauds for discussion and clarification.

    Posted 14 Jun 2011 at 10:45 am
  4. Marc Brown wrote:

    Sure – pick any one and I’ll tell you.

    Posted 15 Jun 2011 at 11:33 am
  5. MonkeyIncognito wrote:

    Sorry Marc, doesn’t work that way, but you knew that.

    Posted 15 Jun 2011 at 12:32 pm

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